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New Zealand: southern black-backed gull

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Driving S.H. 25 north from Thames on March 6th, I stopped to photograph a gull standing atop a mound of rock at the edge of the Firth of Thames. I think the bird was a southern black-backed gull.

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April 18, 2017 at 5:02 AM

Winging our way out of 2016

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As we go winging our way out of 2016, here’s a symbol of that from November 3rd at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery in San Simeon, California. I take the bird to be a western gull, Larus occidentalis.

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December 31, 2016 at 4:45 AM

A seagull and its avant-garde shadow

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Seagull Nestled Down on Beach 8243

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; June 17.


UPDATE: In a comment below, Joan Leacott has identified this as Larus delawarensis, the Ring-Billed Gull (ornithologists now capitalize common names of birds).

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September 2, 2016 at 4:53 AM

Sunset on the same day

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Chicago Skyline at Sunset Seen from Indiana Dunes 8398

Having glimpsed the Chicago skyline from Indiana Dunes State Park early on the afternoon of June 17th, we went a little further west later in the day and staked out a high place at the Portage Lakefront from which to view what we hoped would be a good sunset. It was.

As in the previous photograph, a telephoto lens made things seem larger and closer than they really were.

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August 3, 2016 at 7:26 PM

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