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Re: Unknown Sea Gull at Deadmans Basin today

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  • Dan Casey
    Mike: I agree that the bird appears to be a California Gull. They look long-billed (as this bird does), and the mantle color and unmarked dark primaries also
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      Mike:

      I agree that the bird appears to be a California Gull.  They look long-billed (as this bird does), and the mantle color and unmarked dark primaries also fit for a California Gull entering its second year.

      Dan Casey
      Somers

      --- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Lesnik" wrote:
      >
      > Thanks, Jeff
      >
      > I was leaning toward California as this bird appeared larger than the Ring-billed Gull that was down the beach a bit. I did not see this one in flight. Mike
      >
      > --- In MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Marks" jeff17_marks@ wrote:
      > >
      > > Mike,
      > >
      > > My guess, based on lightness of back, is 2nd-year Ring-billed Gull. But you have the advantage of knowing its size. But head shape looks more like California....
      > >
      > > Jeff
      > >
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      > > Jeff Marks
      > > 4241 SE Liebe Street
      > > Portland, OR 97206
      > > 503-774-4783
      > > Birds of Montana Project
      > > http://mtaudubon.org/
      > > *******************
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Mike Lesnik > > To: MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com > > Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 7:12 PM
      > > Subject: [MOB-Montana] Unknown Sea Gull at Deadmans Basin today
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > MOB,
      > >
      > > I just placed two photos taken this afternoon at the southwest corner of Deadmans Basin Reservoir, QLL 30D, Wheatland County into the Identification Help Needed Album.
      > >
      > > I can't make the white head and greenish-gray feet and bill fit anything in Sibley's West.
      > >
      > > Mike Lesnik
      > > Livingston
      > >
      >
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