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12-19-08 St. Charles county.
Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
 
Pics of the gulls (probably) mentioned in Josh's post:
spill-way.   Glaucous:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/12-19-08Glaucous2.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/12-91-08Glaucous1.jpg
 
Lesser Blacked-back. Note short primary projection:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/12-19-08LBB3.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/12-19-08LBB2.jpg
here you can see P9,10 still growing:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/12-19-08LBB1.jpg
Here a LBB from Madison county IL two days earlier.  Gull also shows
short primary projection. Same bird?:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/12-17-08LBB.jpg
 
Here a white-faced Canada X Snow goose?:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/white-face.jpg
 
Here a pale 2nd cycle Herring gull. I can't make into anything else:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/2ndcycle.jpg
same bird different light:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/Larus1.jpg
 
Bill Rudden
St. Louis
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