11287Re: [CB] Solano County Lesser Black-backed Gull, Glaucous Gull, etc.
- Feb 13, 2014This morning Dan Singer and I checked out the B & J Landfill at 6426 Hay
Rd, Vacaville. Thousands of gulls were present but we were able to study
only a small fraction of those birds resting in the fields on the north
side of Hay Road across from the landfill.
We found an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL which is apparently a first
record for Solano County. Distant but identifiable photos are at...
We also saw a very pale GLAUCOUS GULL, apparently 2nd cycle. Photo at...
There was also at least one adult WESTERN GULL with the flock.
Other birds of interest in eastern Solano County were a flock of about 40
MOUNTAIN PLOVERS seen only in flight at the east end of Robinson Road. We
had a close encounter with a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK along Flannery Road just
east of Hwy 113. Several FERRUGINOUS HAWKS were also in the area.
CLIFF SWALLOWS have arrived with several exploring a culvert along Flannery
On Fri, 7 Feb 2014 15:30:48 -0800, John Sterling <jsterling@...>
>Roger Muskat called to report an adult Slaty-backed Gull, a Glaucous Gull and a possible adult Kumlein's Iceland Gull at a pasture bordering the landfill on Hwy 113 and Hay Road in Solano County, just south of Dixon.--
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Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA jmorlan (at) ccsf.edu
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