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"Thayer's Gull"
Thayer's Gull:    In 1915, the species was named after John E. Thayer, a prominent ornithologist. After Thayer's death in 1928, his collection of 3,500 mounted birds was donated to Harvard University.

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


March ... Kalama, Washington ...

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Thayer's Gull (wings, left image) and juvenile (middle, right image), Mouth of Kalama River, Kalama, Washington. (DIGISCOPED). Right picture includes Glaucous Gull (left) and California Gull (right). Image taken March 6, 2015. Nikon S6800.



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