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RMBS.
1-26,28-09.  Madison county IL.
Mel Price Locks, Dam.
 
Here the pair of Great Black-backed gulls reported earlier:
bird on right bigger and cleaner/white showing more contrast with upper:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-26-09a.jpg
 
Here the more obvious GBB: Note the tail:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-28-09a.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-28-09g.jpg
same gull cool bathing pic:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-28-09b.jpg
 
Here the other smaller less black/white appearance:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-28-09c.jpg
Now note the tail: terminal band wider, little mottling: 
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-28-09d.jpg
is this too much for GBB?
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-28-09f.jpg
looks better from below:
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c281/bilrudn/1-28-09e.jpg
 
Bill Rudden
St. Louis
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