May 2014 – Central Oregon coast
While Western Gulls are common, scenes like this are rare.
November 2012 – Bandon, Oregon
Just another photo of a Western Gull, which I like… A wave crashed behind this gull, and it was just trying to keep its balance when I was able to get this.
May 2012 – Pistol River, Oregon
This Western Gull was scraping the back of an old crab shell – looking for any last morsel left behind… and not above trying to eat the shell itself. Maybe there was something left – a number of other birds were hovering nearby.
November 2009 – Bandon, OR
A Western Gull takes a rest on some rocks along the beach. This bird let me get pretty close. It didn’t look injured, just really comfortable, and not interested in flying away if it didn’t have to.