Sun, 20 Feb 2011 -- A 1st cycle GLAUCOUS GULL flew above the
houses across the street as I watched from my living room window.
I could clearly see the bill was quite pink, but I couldn't quite see a
black tip. This bird's plumage matched what Erica Fielder described to
me about the GLGU she found north of Pudding Creek on the 18th.
(We decided that her bird was a classic, 1st year bird, as
is the one now resting with a large gull flock west of Ten Mile
River bridge). I just arrived home from going to the bridge with
my scope to get a better look. The plumage is all white with
just a very, light dusting of dark cream (or, very light brown).
The bill is a very clean pink and has a crisp, black tip.
Ocean Meadows / Ten Mile Area,
North of Fort Bragg, MEN, California
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