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Unknown gull, please help ID!

In the port near New England aquarium, Boston, MA I tought first in delawarensis but the ring of the bill is different, an the legs are wrong colour, so I don't know

Unknown gull, please help ID!
Kakapo, 8 Aug 2019
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    • Great Argus
      It's not Larus delewarensis, no pure-blooded Ring-bill will have a red gony spot.

      When was this photo taken? Will help narrow possibilities.
    • bongorob
      in the title it says

      "In the port near New England aquarium, Boston, MA I tought first in delawarensis but the ring of the bill is different, an the legs are wrong colour, so I don't know."
    • Kakapo
      Great Argus, it was taken a couple of weeks ago if that helps.

      bongorob, I don't know why you put the photo description into a comment?
    • Great Argus
      @Kakapo It does, thanks. It looks like a near-adult California Gull, although that is not an expected species for that area. Near-adult Herring Gull would be expected and is possible.
    • Kakapo
      Oh! Thanks! I would be very interested in know if my photo is from a California gull or a Herring gull :)
    • bongorob
      @Kakapo sorry I misread the post as where was it taken, not when.
    • Great Argus
      @Kakapo I'll do a bit farther digging and see if I can conclusively pin one. Most gulls are a tough lot. :p
    • Kakapo
      Herring gull, identified in another place
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