Glaucous-winged Gull in Tsawwassen

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Glaucous-winged Gull (adult) | Goéland à ailes grises | Larus glaucescens: Taking shots of flying birds is always a challenge, even when they are gliding in strong winds next to a boat. I only got a few shots that I liked, two of which are featured here (and they are not perfect!).

These photos were taken from the Vancouver (Tsawwassen) — Victoria (Swartz Bay) ferry on July 3, 2015, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (ISO 400, 170mm, f/6.3, 1/1600). Not baited, called in or set up.

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4 thoughts on “Glaucous-winged Gull in Tsawwassen

    1. Thank you! And I’m glad you were able to see this species so clearly… as you will find out, they are quite common here, but you should always take a second look (especially on Vancouver Island), because you never know if it’s not another species (like the Western Gull, for instance)!

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