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HSLkSP Madison county IL. 12-6-08
 
A first cycle (winter) Glaucous-winged Gull.
Large gull, bigger than Herring;
light rear (no dark tertial crescent and wings):
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/G-W5.jpg
large swollen black bill: sometimes appeared to droop:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/G-W3.jpg
bigger than Glaucous gull:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/G-W2.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/G-W9.jpg
wing quite white (flash) below:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/G-W6.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/G-W10.jpg
wings above even toned light brown:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/G-W4.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/G-W1.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/G-W8.jpg
a area first time plumage
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/G-W7.jpg
It can blend in among first cycle Herring:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/G-W11.jpg
 
Bill Rudden
St. Louis
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