Today, Matt Wachs and I found a 3rd cycle Slaty-backed Gull around 9:00 am
in the Ferndale Bottoms, Humboldt Co. Photos are at the link below:
The bird was successfully chased by others, being seen by 3 other
people, making it the first two-party Slaty-backed in Humboldt!
Amazingly (for those who don't look at NWCALBIRD), as I was making calls
around to notify birders, I called Larry Maurin to tell him about our find.
He told me that (before I even said anything about my Slaty-backed) he had
an ADULT Slaty-backed Gull at Hiller Park in McKinleyville!! That bird was
confirmed and seen (and photographted by a few) by multiple parties today,
being last seen around 4:00 p.m. So.....2 Slaty-backed options (?) in
Lot's of gulls around!
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