Here he is on December 7th, 2013, a few days after his appearance.
I thought he was a Herring Gull, and posted the following photo of him on Oregon Birds - discovered that he is a slightly smudgy WESTERN GULL.
|Taken 1/6/2014 - he had been hanging around about 4 weeks|
Some days he "talks" to us, or to our cat "Don Diego". Mostly, he just sits watching us through the window. In the above photo, you can see the protruding feather that lets us know it's the same gull.
|Taken 1/16/2014, he had damaged his bill and was bleeding slightly|
Today, February 10, 2014, he is still returning to his regular spot. This photo, taken yesterday, shows how he has changed.
|"Smudge" is not so smudgy anymore!|
Most of the smudginess is gone! Getting ready for breeding season?
So now I am curious how long he will be coming around - and how long will we know it's the same bird?