During an excursion to see a Swallow-tailed gull, one of the rarest birds to make it to the Washington Coast, I was able to capture a couple of birds I dont usually see. This Heermann's gull is in fall molt but in full breeding plumage they are a striking bird. The red beak and the white head set it apart from any other gull in North America. There were over thirty of these birds resting on the pier at Point Wells. These bird breed in Mexico and make their way north along the coast.