UPDATE: "This bird was accepted as the first US East coast find of Western Gull."
This gull was seen on an offshore trip south of Long Island. It was first thought to be a Lesser Black-backed Gull
But the bird has a features indicative of Western Gull. More ID discussions can be found on
Oceanwanderer.com


Western Gull (Larus occidentalis occidentalis)?
South of Long Island, New York, USA - February 11, 2006
Canon EOS 20D, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
© Martin Lofgren


Western Gull (Larus occidentalis occidentalis)?
South of Long Island, New York, USA - February 11, 2006
Canon EOS 20D, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
© Martin Lofgren


Western Gull (Larus occidentalis occidentalis)?
South of Long Island, New York, USA - February 11, 2006
Canon EOS 20D, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
© Martin Lofgren


Western Gull (Larus occidentalis occidentalis)?
South of Long Island, New York, USA - February 11, 2006
Canon EOS 20D, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
© Martin Lofgren


Hybrid OR Western Gull (Larus occidentalis occidentalis)?
South of Long Island, New York, USA - February 11, 2006
Canon EOS 20D, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
© Martin Lofgren


Western Gull (Larus occidentalis occidentalis)?
South of Long Island, New York, USA - February 11, 2006
Canon EOS 20D, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
© Martin Lofgren


Western Gull (Larus occidentalis occidentalis)?
South of Long Island, New York, USA - February 11, 2006
Canon EOS 20D, Canon 400mm f/5.6 L USM
© Martin Lofgren


All text and images are Copyright
© 2004-2015, Wildbirdgallery.com. All rights reserved.