A baby screech owl visited the ranch house.

This photo was taken last year.  My mom was cooking in the kitchen and nearly jumped out of her shoes when she saw this critter looking in at her from outside the kitchen window.  It was a baby Screech owl.  My dad was able to get a few shots of the little owl before...

What type of Gull is this?

After a short trip to the Salton Sea in late May, I came home with several photos of birds.  The pelicans were easy to ID, but this Gull eludes me.  I know it is a Gull, but what type?  There seem to be so many varieties.  If you have any suggestions, please let me...