Wednesday, 25 March 2015

CALIFORNIA for GULLS, 14th February - 22nd February, 2015 ........ ''DAY 2''


Day 2,   16/2/2015

Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, 07.30 hours,
The light was perfect ! !

Mew Gull, adult

This beast flew past
? ?  Glaucous-winged Gull ? ? 

Western Gull, adult

Western Gull, 1st winter

Heerman's Gull, adult

Heerman's Gull, 2nd winter

a dog walker came along, all birds flushed, photo session over !

travelled north, stopping at Moss Landing, no Gulls !

then further north to Venice beach, Half Moon Bay for the late afternoon session

Venice Beach, Half Moon Bay

****American Herring Gull, adult                      
****Thayer's Gull, 1st winter
Glaucous-winged Gull, 1st, 2nd and adult winter                                
Mew Gull, lots, all ages
Western Gull
California Gull

Thayer's Gull, 1st winter

American Herring Gull (1), adult

American Herring Gull (2), adult

Glaucous-winged Gull (1), adult

Glaucous-winged Gull (2), adult

Glaucous-winged Gull, 2nd winter

Glaucous-winged Gull, 1st winter

Mew Gull, adult

Mew Gull, 2nd winter

Mew Gull, 1st winter

California Gull, adult

 California Gull, 3rd winter

California Gull, 2nd winter

California Gull, 1st winter

Western Gull, adult

That was just one superb day ! ! ! !

Thanks here to Mick for assistance with some of my ID issues re:  AHG, Theyer's and adult GWG.
Only Mick know my ''marks'',
how many right ! ! !  and how many wrong ! ! !
Its a difficult learning curve for me ! ! ! !  (poor excuse, i know)

Day 3 will follow.

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