Saturday, July 31, 2010

Photos: California Gull

California GullAdult California Gull, Newport, Oregon on 16 July 2010 by Greg Gillson.

 

A few weeks ago I was at Newport, Oregon and noticed a flock of California Gulls had returned to the coast. These birds nest east of the Cascades in the great alkaline lakes and a few places along the Columbia River.

I noted that every age was represented of this gull that takes 4 years to become an adult. I obtained photos of a variety of ages but missed the 1st cycle plumage (imagine a faded juvenile).

California Gull3rd cycle California Gull, Newport, Oregon on 16 July 2010 by Greg Gillson.

 


California Gull2nd cycle California Gull, Newport, Oregon on 16 July 2010 by Greg Gillson.

 


California GullJuvenile California Gull, Newport, Oregon on 16 July 2010 by Greg Gillson.

 

1 comment:

  1. Your California Gull images are varied and so lovely, each one,the colours and the background, so beautiful~

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