Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I need help identifying this bird

Can someone please identify this bird to the left for me? I would really appreciate it. I took this picture when I visited my aunt in Rockport, Texas by a fishing dock. The bird was perched on top of a fishing boat.
At the same time, I also saw a snowy egret, also on top of another fishing vessel.













2 comments:

Mary said...

Mary - I'm new at birding and I don't recognize it. If I had my field guide with me at work, I'd love to look it up. Do you have a field guide? I find them to be very helpful. That's a pretty bird, though!

Liza Lee Miller said...

I am not an expert on Gulls -- far from it but I'm pretty sure that it is a Laughing Gull in the non-breeding plumage. Maybe someone more experienced can confirm this.

 

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