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Species, Date, Time and Location Information
4/20/2015 7:20:00 AM
4/20/2015 7:30:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):
small pond near large lake
scope, binoculars, camera
Description of the Bird
bird seen on pond with Ring-billed and Herring Gulls, ducks, and shorebirds, and then seen briefly in flight
larger than Ring-billed Gulls, smaller than Herring Gulls
gray mantle color similar to that of Ring-billed and Herring Gulls
small yellow bill with dark color towards the tip (consistent with third-cycle Kumlien's Gull)
hints of brownish color in upperwing coverts (also consistent with third-cycle Kumlien's Gull)
white head with no obvious streaking
iris color not discernible in cloudy conditions
folded primaries pale gray with white tips
very limited gray on primaries and white tail on bird in flight
Similar Species Discussion
Thayer's Gull would have much darker primaries.
Glaucous Gull would be larger, larger-billed, and with no gray on primaries.
Howell and Dunn Gulls of the Americas
Sibley Guide to Birds
four years of experience observing gulls, including Iceland (Kumlien's), Thayer's, and Glaucous
Notes made AFTER observation
Date Documentation Submitted
12/31/2015 10:29:00 AM
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