Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gull at Lake Seminole Park

Thought I had this one figured out, until the Gull I had picked said it had red legs. Which Gull do you think it is?
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6 comments:

Lynne said...

What do you think of a Laughing Gull? I hesitate to even guess because gulls are so very hard for me. According to Sibley, it looks like it should have lost its black hood by now and taken on non-breeding plumage...

Leedra said...

These photos were taken in June. We are here right now, and I think they look different now. I was thinking Laughing Gull too, but was not brave enough to say that.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I don't ever remember seeing gulls with this coloration, black heads. I'm learning something new.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Leedra, I have no idea what kind of gull it is--but he sure is pretty!!!! Love the black head. Where is Seminole Park? Florida???

Red said...

I too was going to guess Laughing Gull and now that I see Lynne thought the same thing, I'll second that! The black legs seem to be rare in gulls, so that narrows the field quite a bit. What throws me is in your picture the beak appears black, although in the second, possibly orangish, so in the first it just may be the angle.

Not that I'm an expert at all. In fact, I almost picked up my new National Geographic WESTERN book, lol. Duh!

Pam said...

I just love the coloring on the Gull. They are truly beautiful.

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