Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Western Gull - Chicks

I didn't notice the Western Gull chicks at Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge at Bandon on the 4th, but the morning of the 5th they were hard to miss. Especially these two on the north side of Middle Coquille Point Rock. At first I just saw the one with Mom (or Dad) standing watch. Then another waddled up the rock next to the first. Lighting was tough with the brightly side lit white birds against the dark rocks, but the top two turned out pretty good.
Most sightings where much more distant on the top of Elephant Rock where I also saw many Common Murres and nesting Brandt's Cormorants.

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