|After. Not so pretty... don't worry,|
I've been rescued before.
Pacifica Tribune Letters to the Editor, 1/20/15. "Gull rescue at pier" by Denise Buckley Crawford
|Before. Pretty huh.. we all look alike?|
Reference - National Audubon Society Birds/ California Gull. "Part of a complex of similar gulls, this bird closely resembles the Herring Gull or Ring-billed Gull, and is intermediate between those two in size. It nests around lakes in the interior of the west, and winters commonly along the Pacific Coast, including offshore waters."
Note photographs: California Gull by Glenn Bartley/VIREO from the National Audubon article; Gull being rescued on Pacifica Pier by Denise Buckley Crawford from her Pacifica Tribune Letter to Editor.
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