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"California Gull"
California Gull:    Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "The origins of the word gull are thought by some to be the same as those of 'gullet', 'gulp', and 'gullible' (all based on the Latin gula, throat). It might, therefore, refer to the birds' scavenging habits. On the other hand, the name might be onomatopoetic."

 
February ... Seaside Cove, Seaside, Oregon ...

Image, 2012, Seaside, Oregon, click to enlarge
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California Gull, Seaside Cove, Seaside, Oregon. Gray and overcast but no rain. Image taken February 9, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm.


February ... Hood River, Oregon ...

Image, 2015, Hood River, Oregon, click to enlarge
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California Gull, Hood River, Oregon. Hood River Boat Basin. Gorgeous winter day. Image taken February 12, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.
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California Gulls, Hood River, Oregon. Hood River Boat Basin. Gorgeous winter day. Image taken February 12, 2015. Canon EOS 7d2, 400mm.


February ... Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Portland, Oregon ...

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California Gull, Portland, Oregon. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 14, 2009.
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California Gull, Portland, Oregon. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 14, 2009.


February ... Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon ...

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California Gull, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 16, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z.
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California Gull, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 16, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z.


August ... Kalama, Washington ...

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California Gull, Kalama, Washington. Weather overcast and drizzly. Image taken August 2, 2008. Sony H50.
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California Gull, Kalama, Washington. Weather overcast and drizzly. Image taken August 2, 2008. Sony H50.


... adult and youngster ...

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California Gull, adult (left) and youngster (right), Kalama, Washington. Weather overcast and drizzly. Image taken August 2, 2008. Sony H50.


October ... Vancouver Lake, Washington ...

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California Gull, juvenile, Vancouver Lake, Washington. Image taken October 11, 2008. Canon Rebel, 200mm.


November ... Columbia River near Hayden Island, Oregon ...

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California Gull, Hayden Island, Columbia River, Oregon. Sunny and cold, temperature in the high 30s low 40s. Image taken November 20, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.



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