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"Mew Gull"
Mew Gull:    Some researchers say the Mew Gull received its name from the sound that it makes, however Ehrlich, Dobkin, and Wheye, in their 1988 publication "The Birder's Handbook", write "... The name of the Mew Gull ... does not come from the sound it makes, but from the Old English mew, meaning 'a 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 ... Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon ...

Image, 2009, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mew Gull, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 16, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z.
Image, 2009, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mew Gull, Westmoreland Park, Portland, Oregon. Image taken February 16, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z.


February ... Ridgefield NWR, Washington ...

Image, 2008, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, click to enlarge
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Mew Gull. Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, Washington, River "S" Unit. Image taken, February 18, 2008.

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February ... Woodland Bottoms, Washington ...

Image, 2014, Woodland Bottoms, Washington, click to enlarge
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Mew Gulls, Woodland Bottoms, Washington. Overcast, chilly, drizzly. Image taken February 23, 2014. Canon EOS 7d, 400mm.


March ... Columbia River near Portland International Airport ...

Image, 2009, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge Image, 2009, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mew Gull, Columbia River near Portland International Airport, Portland, Oregon. Image taken March 4, 2009. Canon Rebel, 200z.


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

Image, 2016, Columbia River at Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington, click to enlarge
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Mew Gull, Columbia River at Steigerwald Lake NWR, Washington. Nice Spring afternoon. March 25, 2016. Nikon P900.


October ... Columbia River at Marine Park, Vancouver, Washington ...

Image, 2014, Columbia River at Marine Park, Vancouver, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Mew Gulls, Columbia River at Marine Park, Vancouver, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Overcast and gray. Image taken October 29, 2014. Nikon 65 and Nikon AW110.



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