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"Glaucous-winged Gull"
Glaucous-winged Gull:    The Glaucous-winged Gull is named for its gray wings, with the Green work "glaukos" meaning blue-gray.

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."


 
January ... Eagle Creek, Oregon ...

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Glaucous-winged Gull, Eagle Creek, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.
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Glaucous-winged Gull, adult (left) and youngster (right), Eagle Creek, Oregon. Image taken January 13, 2009. Canon EOS 40d, 400mm.


January ... Woodland, Washington ...

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Glaucous-winged Gull (left) and Ring-billed Gull (right), Horseshoe Lake Park, Woodland, Washington. Day overcast and foggy. Image taken January 31, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z.


February ... Woodland, Washington ...

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Glaucous-winged Gull, Horseshoe Lake Park, Woodland, Washington. Day overcast and foggy. Image taken February 1, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z.


February ... Columbia River, Clackamas County, Oregon ...

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Glaucous-winged Gull, Columbia River at Meldrum Bar Park, Clackamas County, Oregon. Just downstream from the mouth of the Clackamas River. Drizzle. Image taken February 10, 2016. Nikon P900.


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

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Glaucous-winged Gull, Portland, Oregon. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 14, 2009.
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Glaucous-winged Gull adult (left image), and Glaucous-winged Gull in front and Western Gull, behind (right image), Portland, Oregon. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 14, 2009.
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Glaucous-winged Gull, Portland, Oregon. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 14, 2009.


... youngster ...

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Glaucous-winged Gull, youngster, 1st or 2nd year, Portland, Oregon. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 14, 2009.
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Glaucous-winged Gull, youngster head 1st or 2nd year (left), and youngster, 3rd or 4th year (right), Portland, Oregon. Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Willamette River, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 14, 2009.


February ... Blind Slough, Oregon ...

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Glaucous-winged Gull, adult, Blind Slough, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2008.

Blind Slough, Oregon, located approximately 15 miles east of Astoria, winds itself along the floodplain on the south side of the Columbia River. The concrete bridge across the Slough is a great place to photograph diving birds such as the Western Grebe, Red-throated Loon, and Double-crested Cormorant. During the winter of 2007-2008 an Arctic Loon hung out. Apparently the fishing was good. The Glaucous-winged Gull thought so too.

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Glaucous-winged Gull, adult, Blind Slough, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2008.

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Glaucous-winged Gull, adult, Blind Slough, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2008.

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Glaucous-winged Gull, adult, Blind Slough, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2008.

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Glaucous-winged Gull, youngster, Blind Slough, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2008.

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Glaucous-winged Gull, youngster, Blind Slough, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2008.

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Fishing, Glaucous-winged Gull, youngster, Blind Slough, Oregon. Image taken February 17, 2008.


March ... Columbia River at Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington ...

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Glaucous-winged Gull and California Sea Lion, Columbia River at Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Nice Spring afternoon. March 25, 2016. Nikon P900.


November ... Eagle Creek, Oregon ...

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Glaucous-winged Gulls, Eagle Creek, Oregon. Image taken November 9, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.


November ... Cascade Locks, Oregon ...

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Glaucous-winged Gull, Cascade Locks, Oregon. Image taken November 9, 2011. Canon EOS 60d, 200z.


November ... Vancouver, Washington ...

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Glaucous-winged Gull, adult (left) and youngster (right), Vancouver, Washington. Image taken November 17, 2008. Canon Rebel, 200mm.
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Glaucous-winged Gull, youngster, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken November 17, 2008. Canon Rebel, 200mm.


November ... Shillapoo Wildife Area, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Glaucous-winged Gull, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken November 26, 2008. Canon Rebel, 200mm.


December ... Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon ...

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Glaucous-winged Gull, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 5, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
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Glaucous-winged Gull, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 16, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z.
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Glaucous-winged Gull, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 16, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z.


... flying ...

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


December ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

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Glaucous-winged Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, December 8, 2007.

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December ... Shillapoo Wildife Area, Vancouver, Washington ...

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Glaucous-winged Gulls, Shillapoo Wildlife Area, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken December 11, 2008. Canon H5 "SuperZoom".



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