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Mew Gull

Larus canus

Description:

Small gull with black wings tips, yellow eye, yellow legs, fine pointed beak.

Notes:

I watched this flock of Mew gulls preening for a long time. The ducks in this shallow bay were preening constantly too. Not sure why or what made this such a great preening place....but interesting to watch and think about!

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2 Comments

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 10 years ago

Thanks, but these are all Mew Gulls in the photos. There are no Common Gulls in this area. Would love to see some!

Darwin26
Darwin26 10 years ago

It looks like the one landing is a 1st Winter Mew, the dark eyes, black tipped bill and flesh/whitish legs. The 4th pick doesn't show the bill tips but probably Mew's in various phases ~ but it's possible you might have Common Gulls in the 4th pic
Love shore birds, Thank you,

KathleenMcEachern
Spotted by
KathleenMcEachern

British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Oct 3, 2011
Submitted on Oct 5, 2011

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