Gull,Tern, Skua, and Jaeger Pictures © Bill Schmoker

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org

Laughing Gull photo gallery

Franklin's Gull photo gallery

Distant, backlit shot of adult Little Gull, Pueblo Reservoir, Colorado, 11/ 19/04.

Adult Little Gull, Pueblo Reservoir, Colorado, 11/ 19/04 (distant digiscoped record shot.)

Adult Bonaparte's Gull, Larimer County, Colorado, 11/04.

Adult Bonaparte's Gull, Larimer County, Colorado, 11/04.

Juvenile Bonaparte's Gull, Larimer County, Colorado, 11/04.

Bonaparte's Gulls (adult basic) at Chatfield State Park, Colorado, 12/03.

Bonaparte's Gull (juvenile) at Chatfield State Park, Colorado, 11/02.

Three Bonaparte's Gulls at Chatfield State Park, Colorado.

1st Summer Bonaparte's Gull (note white on face), Union Reservoir, Longmont, Colorado, 4/9/02.

Bonaparte's Gull (flying) with Ring-billed Gull, Union Reservoir, Longmont, Colorado.

Mixed flock of Heermann's, California, and "Olympic" gulls near Tokeland, Washington, 9/05.

Heermann's Gull photo gallery

Adult Mew Gull (the famous "gimpy", recognizable by its limp), back for a 7th winter at Union Reservoir, Weld County, Colorado, 11/05.

Adult Mew Gull, Tokeland, Washington, 9/05.

Adult Mew Gull, Jefferson County, Colorado, 2/05.

Adult Mew Gull, Jefferson County, Colorado, 2/05.

Adult Mew Gull, Jefferson County, Colorado, 2/05.

Ring-billed Gull photo gallery

California Gull photo gallery

Herring Gull photo gallery

1st basic "Nelson's" (?) Gull, Corpus Christi, Texas, 3/05. Hybridization between Herring & Glaucous gull suggested by bill shape & size, pale head, long legs, & large size. ID conjectural, but discussed on site with Martin Reid & Tony Leukering.

Thayer's Gull photo gallery

Iceland (Kumlien's) Gull photo gallery

Lesser Black-backed Gull photo gallery

2nd Cycle hybrid Glaucous-winged X Herring Gull (?), Prince Lake #1, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/04.

2nd Cycle hybrid Glaucous-winged X Herring Gull (?), Prince Lake #1, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/04.

2nd Cycle hybrid Glaucous-winged X Herring Gull (?), Prince Lake #1, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/04.

2nd Cycle hybrid Glaucous-winged X Herring Gull (?), Prince Lake #1, Boulder County, Colorado, 1/04.

Adult Western Gull, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

3rd-cycle Western Gull, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

1st-cycle Western Gull, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Tony Leukering bringing Western Gull into close range, Pt. Pinos, California, 9/06.

Adult Western Gull, Westport, Washington, 9/05.

1st Basic Western Gull, Tokeland, Washington, 9/05.

1st Basic Western Gull, Tokeland, Washington, 9/05.

2nd-Cycle Western Gull, Tokeland, Washington, 9/05.

"Olympic" gull (hybrid Western x Glaucous-winged Gull), Tokeland, Washington, 9/05. Although it looks mostly good for Glaucous-winged, it is growing in very dark primaries.

"Olympic" gull (hybrid Western x Glaucous-winged Gull), Tokeland, Washington, 9/05.

"Olympic" gull (hybrid Western x Glaucous-winged Gull), Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Manky-looking adult Glaucous-winged Gull, Pt. Pinos, California, 9/06.

Manky-looking adult Glaucous-winged Gull, Pt. Pinos, California, 9/06. Note problem with secondaries- not sure what is up with that?

Glaucous Gull photo gallery

Ring-billed, Herring, Glaucous, and Great Black-backed Gulls, Pueblo Reservoir, Colorado, Jan. 17, 2004.

Great Black-backed Gull photo gallery

Kelp Gull photo gallery

Juvenile Sabine's Gull, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Adult alternate Sabine's Gull, Douglas County, Colorado, 8/06. (Poor air quality affected these digiscoped shots...)

Juvenile Sabine's Gull, Jumbo Reservoir, Washington County, Colorado, 9/04.

Adult alternate Sabine's Gull, Little Gaynor Lake, Boulder County, CO, 9/03.

Adult alternate Sabine's Gull in flight, Little Gaynor Lake, Boulder County, CO, 9/03.

Black-legged Kittiwake photo gallery

   

Distant, distorted, digiscoped shot of Gull-billed & Royal Terns, Popham Beach State Park, Maine, 6/22/06. First spotted by Steve N.G. Howell, this is apparently Maine's 2nd or 3rd recorded Gull-billed Tern.

Adult alternate Gull-billed Tern, S. Padre Island, Texas, 5/04.

Adult alternate Caspian Tern, S. Padre Island, Texas, 5/04.

Adult Caspian Tern (center) and juvenile Caspian Tern (at left) with Ring-billed Gulls, Barbour Ponds State Park, Weld County, Colorado, 9/22/02.

Adult alternate Royal Tern splashing down with a Laughing Gull, S. Padre Island, Texas, 3/05.

Adult alternate Royal Tern winging along, S. Padre Island, Texas, 3/05.

Adult basic Royal Tern, Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, 6/04.

Adult alternate Royal Tern (showing dorsal & ventral wing surfaces), S. Padre Island, Texas, 4/04.

Adult alternate Royal Tern (vocalizing & showing ventral wing surface), S. Padre Island, Texas, 5/04.

Digiscoped Elegant Terns, Moss Landing, California, 9/06.

Adult alternate Sandwich Tern (carrying a fish), S. Padre Island, Texas, 4/04.

Adult Roseate Tern, Cape May, NJ, 5/06. Driven ashore by northeastern winds, you can see how the wings droop on this exhausted bird.

Common Tern photo gallery

Arctic Terns, Bar Harbor, Maine, 6/06.

Forster's Tern photo gallery

Least Tern photo gallery

Black Tern photo gallery

Black Skimmer photo gallery

   

South Polar Skua photo gallery

Pomarine Jaeger photo gallery

Parasitic Jaeger photo gallery

Dark-morph juvenile Long-tailed Jaeger, Washington County, Colorado, 9/05.

Composite photo of dark-morph juvenile Long-tailed Jaeger, Washington County, Colorado, 9/05.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org