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"Western Gull"
Western 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 ... Woodland, Washington ...

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Western Gull, youngster, Horseshoe Lake, Woodland, Washington. Horseshoe Lake Park, Woodland, Washington. Image taken February 1, 2009.


February ... Seaside Cove, Seaside, Oregon ...

Image, 2012, Seaside, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western Gull, Seaside Cove, Seaside, Oregon. Gray and overcast but no rain. Image taken February 9, 2012. Canon Rebel T3i, 300mm.
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Western Gull, Seaside Cove, Seaside, Oregon. Gray and overcast but no rain. Image taken February 9, 2012. Canon Rebel T3i, 300mm.


February ... Columbia River at Clackamas River, Oregon ...

Image, 2016, Clackamas County, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western 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 ...

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


February ... Astoria, Oregon ...

Image, 2005, Astoria, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western Gull, Astoria, Oregon. Along the Columbia River. Image taken February 19, 2005.


July ... Haystack Rock, Canon Beach, Oregon ...

Image, 2010, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western Gull, family, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Weather sunny but very windy with lots of blowing mist. Hard to keep mist off of camera lens. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel T2i, 300mm.
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Western Gull, family, Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Weather sunny but very windy with lots of blowing mist. Hard to keep mist off of camera lens. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel T2i, 300mm.
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Western Gull on nest (note chick under her left wing), Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. Weather sunny but very windy with lots of blowing mist. Hard to keep mist off of camera lens. Image taken July 14, 2010. Canon Rebel T2i, 300mm.


October ... Columbia River at Hammond, Oregon ...

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Western Gull, Columbia River at Hammond, Oregon. Hammond Boat Basin. Image taken October 18, 2009. Canon Rebel XSi, 200z w/1.4.


October ... Columbia River at Clatsop Spit, Oregon ...

Image, 2011, Columbia River at Clatsop Spit, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Western Gull, juvenile, Columbia River at Clatsop Spit, Oregon. Image taken October 25, 2011. Canon Rebel T3i, 300mm.



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