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A Heermann's Gull Investigates
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A Heermann's Gull suddenly pointed its bright-red bill at the seaside rocks below it as though it heard a sound coming from the stone. After a few moments, however, it simply resumed its sunbathing on a warm winter's day at Monterey Bay in central California.....The gull in this image is in breeding plumage, evidenced by its white head and deep-red bill. When the breeding season is over, the white head will become mottled and the red in its bill will fade. .....Monterey Bay is on the Pacific Ocean and is also known for its status as the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which extends 31 miles into the ocean. It is home to marine mammals, including sea otters and sea lions and numerous species of fish and birds. Migrating whales can be seen in the distance at certain times of the year.
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January 26th, 2013
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