I'm on the road (again), so posts are sparse. I still have a fair number of Hawaiian birds to share, but in the meantime, here's a Western Gull (Larus Occidentalis) from Road's End Park in Lincoln, Oregon. Gulls are notoriously easy to photograph, as they about as in your face as a bird can be, so it doesn't usually feel like a challenge to get a picture of one. I liked the symmetry, or lack thereof, between the bird, the kite, and the sign.
The Western Gulls are common along the western (surprise!) U.S. coast from Alaska to the tip of Baja California, where they live on fish, invertebrates, and stuff they steal from picnic tables. They can live to thirty years or more.