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comments by Steve Hampton
Fig 1) I first noticed the bird on November 4. Even at 200 yards, I could see it's paler head, frostier upperparts, and browner folded primaries (with thin crescents) compared to the Herring Gulls. Photo by Marcel Holyoak, copyright 1998.
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