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A Glaucous Winged Gull in Flight. Lucky enough to have some sunshine to obtain this shot. Despite all the bad press, quite the impressive bird! Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Glaucous-winged gull,Larus glaucescens Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

A Glaucous Winged Gull in Flight.

Lucky enough to have some sunshine to obtain this shot. Despite all the bad press, quite the impressive bird!

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  1. Definitely impressive, I agree. I'm glad you had some sunshine! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks. Next up is supposedly some snow! Posted one month ago
  2. Great shot Gary Posted one month ago
    1. Thank you, Niel! Posted one month ago

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The glaucous-winged gull is a large, white-headed gull. The genus name is from Latin ''Larus'' which appears to have referred to a gull or other large seabird. The specific ''glaucescens'' is New Latin for "glaucous" from the Ancient Greek, ''glaukos'', denoting the grey color of its wings.

Similar species: Shorebirds And Allies
Species identified by gary fast
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Uploaded Dec 4, 2021. Captured Dec 3, 2021 11:04 in 315 Whaletown Rd, Whaletown, BC V0P 1Z0, Canada.
  • E-M5MarkIII
  • f/8.0
  • 1/4000s
  • ISO1600
  • 100mm