Beautiful bird. Plumage is great for Thayer's and it lookssufficiently
compact, although it is 2nd-cycle (3rd-calendaryear) not juvenile.
This is based on combination of adult grayin the mantle and finely
marbled rather than more coarselycheckered/barred (juvenile) greater
From: "Roy Lowe"
Sent: 08-Jan-2018 03:36:33 +0000
Subject: [obol] Gull Expert(s) Opinion Needed
I took the attached photos of the juvenile gull last February during
the Yaquina Bay herring spawning event. We want to make sure the
identification of the gull is correct as one of the photos is going on
I would appreciate expert opinions on species ID.
Thanks for the help!