Sunday, March 25, 2012

Apologies and Retractions: Gulls and feet

Bird Blog regrets to inform you that, in our journalistic zeal, we may have misidentified a Pacific Gull as a Yellow-footed Gull

As you can see from the above picture, the feet are of dubious color. After reviewing our records, we at Amateurnithologist are divided as to the color of this gull's feet. To be honest, our intrepid photographer was not really aware of the importance that the color of feet have when gull-identifying, and certainly would have made sure to get some more light on the feet, had he known. The whole staff here at Bird Blog are deeply sorrowful over any confusion or consternation we may have caused the bird-picture-looking-at community. As a means of apology, we present another bird portrait, this time of a bird that is most assuredly a Pacific Gull. Is this the same sort of bird as the one pictured above? You, faithful readers, make the call.
Pacific Gull
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
member of the Gull family
*true bird fact* ~ He is entirely different than Yellow-Footed Gull

Contemptfull of people, but justifiably so
Has an active family life, works hard for his kids
Enjoys swooping and gliding. A flying expert.

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