Sunday, July 31, 2011

Western Gulls - San Francisco


The commonest gull in the area (in fact the only species, besides visiting Heerman's), Westerns are bold, brutish and almost like an intermediate Lesser-Black back / Great Black-back. Unlike their Glaucous-winged counterparts further up the west coast, they appear 'pure', but I wouldn't be surprised if someone who has more local knowledge puts me right on that.