Help me identify

I'm not very good at identifying birds, but this must be a seagull.
I spotted it just last week drinking from the mouth of this stream and, it was just a few yards from the sea.

If you ever visit Sitka, AK, take a stroll down the Totem Trail and you might just see a bunch of seagulls like this one.

Please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, don't seem to have any master plan at all:

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +***** +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +***** +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +***** +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen

Real themes:
#birds4all
#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots#SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #seagullsInDisguise
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery

Help me identify…
I’m not very good at identifying birds, but this must be a seagull.
I spotted it just last week drinking from the mouth of this stream and, it was just a few yards from the sea.

If you ever visit Sitka, AK, take a stroll down the Totem Trail and you might just see a bunch of seagulls like this one.

Please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday The following people, sometimes posting to the

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Hey, This is NOT my Best Side!

I've been absent for G+ for quite a while. Many of you know about my eye injury a bit over a year ago. 7 surgeries later I'm still struggling with learning to use my left (non-dominant) eye, and keep the right covered (as it is very sensitive to light, but provides no usable vision). I've just been referred to a pain management neurologist to see if we can knock down the constant headache.

It's weird, I can't "see" things the same with the left eye. I can search for something in a room…not see it, and my wife will say "it's right THERE!".
I think it has also affected my ability to "see" things interesting to shoot. I know. Weird.

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!
I shot this butt while wandering around San Francisco with the awesome +Ron Clifford about 3 years ago (time sure flies!).

#SeagullbuttSaturday
#SeagullButtShots
#SeagullButts
#notatheme
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be know as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)
#SeagullButtSaturday #notatheme

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +***** +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +***** +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +***** +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen 

Hey, This is NOT my Best Side!

I’ve been absent for G+ for quite a while. Many of you know about my eye injury a bit over a year ago. 7 surgeries later I’m still struggling with learning to use my left (non-dominant) eye, and keep the right covered (as it is very sensitive to light, but provides no usable vision). I’ve just been referred to a pain management neurologist to see if we can knock down the constant headache.

It’s weird, I can’t

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Fabulous!

Fabulous!

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”Hey, weren’t there like 20 more of our pals here just a moment ago?!!“
They thought it was paradise. They flocked to it in … um, well … flocks. Not a human being in sight. It was all theirs!!

Until the day the typically unobservant #seagullbutts realized why the humans called this place ”Grand Caiman Island”. (View large, if the reason for that isn't quit apparent in the thumbnail here …. ;o))

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If you've made it this far, please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday . The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , are actually the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus .

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kimmetal Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen +Christi Nielsen +Jaana Nyström

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins  +Dave Gaylord  +Eric Drumm and +Landscape Photography

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots 
#SeagullButts 
#notatheme 
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos  #SunsetSaturday   #hqsplandscape
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/ or https://plus.google.com/photos/103698889037599783920/albums

”Hey, weren’t there like 20 more of our pals here just a moment ago?!!“
They thought it was paradise. They flocked to it in … um, well … flocks. Not a human being in sight. It was all theirs!!

Until the day the typically unobservant #seagullbutts realized why the humans called this place ”Grand Caiman Island”. (View large, if the reason for that isn’t quit apparent in the thumbnail here …. ;o))

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If you’ve made it this far, please know

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Ok, I Turned Around…Now What?

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Hey, I heard that click!  What's going on here?????

Please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday  The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , don't seem to have any master plan at all: 
 
+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +*** +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +*** +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen

Real themes:
#birds4all  
#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts#SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus #bokehlicious  
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery?

Ok, I Turned Around…Now What?
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Hey, I heard that click!  What’s going on here?????

Please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday  The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , don’t seem to have any master plan at all:

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +***** +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +***** +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +cobalt please +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen

Real themes:
#birds4all
#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts#SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus #bokehlicious
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery?

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Another Fine Disguise

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This was from my Wildlife submission for the Spring edition of +Chrysta Rae's Scavenger Hunt…I think it's another one of those #seagullsindisguise  

Please know that there is NO such theme as #SeagullButtSaturday  The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus , don't seem to have any master plan at all: 
 
+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +*** +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen

Real themes:
#birds4all  
#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts#SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus #bokehlicious  
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery?

A Great Blue Heron I found on a river near California’s Mendocino Coast.

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You Wanna See My WHAT?

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Some people say that there is NO such theme as  #SeaGullButtSaturday  or even #Splatterday .  The following people sometimes seem to have other ideas: 
 
+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +*** +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen

Real themes:
#birds4all  
#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus #bokehlicious  
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery

You Wanna See My WHAT?
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Some people say that there is NO such theme as  #SeaGullButtSaturday  or even #Splatterday .  The following people sometimes seem to have other ideas:

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +***** +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen

Real themes:
#birds4all
#rgwoodpost #SeagullButtShots #SeagullButts #SeagullButtsInDisguise #notatheme #Gulluminati #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus #bokehlicious
#googleplusphotos #hqspanimals #hqspbirds #birdsgallery

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The Culprits Have Not Been Found

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A curious thing happened… this SUV seems to have been targeted by the #gulluminati , but we have only circumstantial evidence.
There were no actual participants in view, but they seemed to have been quite effective in pulling off one of their #splatterday  attacks.

The eerie thing…none of the other vehicles next to this one appeared to have been affected. It is unknown what beef the #gulluminati  had with the owners of this one.

If there was to be a theme related to #seagullbuttshots  and #seagullbuttsaturday , some of these folks might (or might not) be involved…

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen 

Splatterday

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I Love the Tall Seagulls

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I rarely get to see seagulls where I live, so I'm not an expert at identifying them… particularly from behind… but this bird seems a bit taller than those that I recall from my youth… but I suppose it could be the equivalent of an NBA player in the seagull family…or the long-term effects of all of the steroids that get dumped into our rivers? 

In any case, I was feeling kind of Blue Here on the edge of the water, waiting for something interesting when this Great tall seagull came along…

If there was a theme involving #seagullbuttsaturday  or even #seagullbuttshots , I might include those tags here… but I'm still not totally convinced that this is not one of those #seagullbuttsindisguise  

If there were a theme involving #seagullphotography , some of these people might (or might not) be involved…

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen  #gulluminati  

I Love the Tall Seagulls
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I rarely get to see seagulls where I live, so I’m not an expert at identifying them… particularly from behind… but this bird seems a bit taller than those that I recall from my youth… but I suppose it could be the equivalent of an NBA player in the seagull family…or the long-term effects of all of the steroids that get dumped into our rivers?

In any case, I was feeling kind of Blue Here on the edge of the water, waiting for something interesting when this Great tall seagull came along…

If there was a theme involving #seagullbuttsaturday  or even #seagullbuttshots , I might include those tags here… but I’m still not totally convinced that this is not one of those #seagullbuttsindisguise

If there were a theme involving #seagullphotography , some of these people might (or might not) be involved…

+Robin Griggs Wood +Ursula Klepper +Christin McLeod +Sassi Sassmannshausen +Lauri Novak +Richard Ball +Craig Szymanski +Melissa Beagle +Ellie Kennard +Cora Triton +Steve Savoie +Pam Wolfe +Joy mum +Jon Cassill +Tom McGowan +Annie Irving +Diana Boyd +Debby Moran +Alex Lapidus +Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes +Kim Smith +Bette Kauffman +Liz C +Jacqueline Hodsdon +Darion Jackman +Steven Kennard +Sharon Stone +Dawn Siadatan +Sumit Sen +Jasbir S. Randhawa +Gazzaroonii T. +John Wade +Dave Bell +Swee Oh +Leo Deegan +Nancy Battis Vita +Patrick Kelly +Marilyn Benham +Mari Luukkonen +Lora Lee Chapman +Giselle Savoie +Carin Bruce +David Q. Cohen +Gernot Glaeser +Maureen Roberson +Brian Grzelewski +BJ Bolender +Darcee McCutcheon +Annelies Jansen +Rachel Ferris +Margaret Tompkins +Jan Vermeulen 

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