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"Heermann's Gull"
Heermann's Gull:    The Heermann's Gull was named in 1852 by John Cassin for Dr. Adolphus Heermann, a mid-19th century collector of birds and their eggs.

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."


 
July ... Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon ...

Image, 2012, Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heermann's Gull, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Overcast and gray. Image taken July 31, 2012. Canon Rebel, 300mm w/1.4.


August ... Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon ...

Image, 2013, Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mostly Heermann's Gulls, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Elegant Tern on the lower left. Beautiful summer day. Image taken August 13, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2013, Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heermann's Gull, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Beautiful summer day. Image taken August 13, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2013, Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heermann's Gull, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Beautiful summer day. Image taken August 13, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


August ... Tokeland, Washington ...

Image, 2013, Tokeland, Washington, click to enlarge
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Heermann's Gulls and Elegant Terns, Tokeland Marina, Tokeland, Washington. Sunny breezy summer day. Image taken August 20, 2013. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


October ... Hammond Boat Basin ...

Image, 2012, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heermann's Gull, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Sunny windy day. Image taken October 1, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2012, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heermann's Gull, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Sunny windy day. Image taken October 1, 2012. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


October ... Hammond Boat Basin ...

Image, 2009, Columbia River at Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heermann's Gull, Columbia River at Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon. Image taken October 18, 2009, Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
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Heermann's Gull, Columbia River at Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon. Image taken October 18, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
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Heermann's Gull with friends, Columbia River at Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon. Image taken October 18, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.
Image, 2009, Columbia River at Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heermann's Gull, Columbia River at Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon. Image taken October 18, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z w/1.4.


October ... Hammond Boat Basin ...

Image, 2011, Hammond Boat Basin, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Heermann's Gull, Hammond Boat Basin, Hammond, Oregon. Image taken October 25, 2011. Sony HX100v.



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