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"Herring Gull"
Herring 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."

 
Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon ...

Image, 2011, Westmoreland Park, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Herring Gull, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Day overcast and gray. Image taken October 23, 2011. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.
Image, 2009, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Herring Gull, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 16, 2009. Canon Rebel XTi, 200z.
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Herring Gull, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 16, 2009. Canon Rebel XTi, 200z.
Image, 2009, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2009, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Herring Gull, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 16, 2009. Canon Rebel XTi, 200z.
Image, 2009, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Herring Gull, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 16, 2009. Canon Rebel XTi, 200z.


Columbia River at Clatsop Spit, Oregon ...

Image, 2009, Columbia River, Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Herring Gull, Columbia River at Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Image taken September 27, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 200z w/1.4.


Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2008, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge Image, 2008, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
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Herring Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, November 24, 2008.

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