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Mystery Gull
04-APR-2004 Tom Grey

Mystery Gull

Salinas State Beach, Monterey Co

The gull was originally thought to be a second-winter Glaucous, but now (on the basis of the bulging bill-tip, reminiscent of Western or Glaucous-winged) thought to be possibly a hybrid, perhaps Glaucous x Glaucous-winged.

Canon EOS 300D Digital Rebel ,Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
1/1000s f/8.0 at 420.0mm iso100, 1.4x extender full exif

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Barry Langdon-Lassagne26-Feb-2005 06:39
Perhaps it is an albino or leucistic Herring Gull?