Common birds of Snohomish County

March 27, 2012
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Mew gull
Habitat: Ocean beaches and ponds
Size: Length 16 inches; wingspan 43 inches
Fact: Like other gulls, the mew gull has a varied diet. It will sometimes drop mollusks onto a hard surface to break open the shells, allowing it to eat the meat inside.

(Fish and Wildlife Service)

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