This adult Herring Gull was photographed
by Martin Reid at La Marque Landfill (near Galveston) Texas on
March 23, 1999. It appears to have features of Vega Gull-
I would appreciate receiving some informed
- in the above image note the small red smudge on the upper mandible
above the gonys; how often does smithsonianus show any
red in this area?