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Seaside Seagull - ExtraOrdinary Oregon

viking-venturesPosted for Everyone to comment on, 4 years ago2 min read

I spent a few minutes trying to identify this gull, but was unsuccessful. Seagulls are notoriously difficult to ID especially if it seems to be between two stages as this gull seems to be - molting into adult plumage or into winter plumage, I'm not sure. I'm actually thinking of the Mew Gull, but that's just a guess.

I saw this bird in Seaside, Oregon, very near the Seaside Aquarium. The bird was just sitting there in the sand - a bit late for nesting and, again, the lack of adult plumage makes me think it's simply resting... but maybe not. In any case, this seagull sat there nicely to have its photo taken.



The top image is simply a crop of the lower image. I liked them both.

Below, as I got closer to the bird. These ones are "color enhanced" - maybe slightly overdone, but I like the overall effect.



More about the types of seagulls from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Photos taken by myself in August 2019 with my Pentax K30.

Previous issues of Outstanding Oregon

Astoria, Oregon

Coxcomb Hill,

Brownsmead, Oregon

Aldrich Point, Small Farm in Brownsmead, Rohne Dairy, Driving Around Brownsmead, A Bridge in Brownsmead, Bridge Over Brownsmead, Brownsmead Cows,

Columbia River Gorge

The Dalles and Mid-Columbia, River Traffic, John Day Dam and Wy'east, August Columbia Gorge, Columbia River Gorge,

Seaside, Oregon

The Mighty Pacific at Ft. Stevens, Activity on the Beach, The Peter Iredale, Journey's End - for Lewis & Clark

Svensen, Oregon

Svensen Island, Where I Grew Up,

Crossposted at Steem, Whaleshares, WeKu

Lori Svensen
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