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Re: [CALBIRDS] Possible.... perhaps? Iceland Gull in Half Moon Bay.

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  • Steve Hampton
    Here s another pale Thayer s with Kumlien s attributes (white patterned tertials), from Davis yesterday.
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 25, 2013
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      Here's another pale Thayer's with Kumlien's attributes (white patterned
      tertials), from Davis yesterday.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/7202050@N04/8415277769/in/photostream



      On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 9:19 PM, Brian Sullivan <heraldpetrel@...>wrote:

      > Al et al.
      >
      > Having just looked at a bunch of Kumlien's Gulls back East, I am always
      > struck by how variable they are in shape and size. Really, they are just
      > like Thayer's in that some can be bruisers that look bigger and meaner than
      > the worst Herrings, and others are small and dove-headed. I don't know what
      > these CA birds are. I'm still trying to determine where Glaucous-winged
      > Gull begins and ends. Todd, here's a flight shot of the Petaluma bird:
      >
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanites/2123286841/in/photostream/
      >
      > Brian
      >
      > On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 8:55 PM, Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao@...
      > >wrote:
      >
      > > ** ** ** ** **
      > >
      > > Brian, ****
      > >
      > > ** **
      > >
      > > I see that bird in a similar light as the bird today, it looks good in
      > > terms of plumage but the structure is off. It is a bit too pudgy, bill
      > too
      > > big, forehead a bit flat. The question then is what are these things?
      > ****
      > >
      > > ** **
      > >
      > > Alvaro****
      > >
      > > ** **
      > >
      > > Alvaro Jaramillo****
      > >
      > > alvaro@...****
      > >
      > > www.alvarosadventures.com****
      > >
      > > ** **
      > > ------------------------------
      > >
      > > *From:* Brian Sullivan [mailto:heraldpetrel@...]
      > > *Sent:* Friday, January 25, 2013 7:17 PM
      > > *To:* Alvaro Jaramillo
      > > *Cc:* CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
      > > *Subject:* Re: [CALBIRDS] Possible.... perhaps? **Iceland** Gull in ****
      > > Half** **Moon** **Bay****.****
      > >
      > > ** **
      > >
      > > Al
      > >
      > > I photographed a similarly confusing bird up at ****Petaluma**** a few
      > > years ago. What do you think of this one?
      > >
      > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanites/2123286921/in/photostream
      > >
      > > Thanks
      > >
      > > Brian****
      > >
      > > On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 2:18 PM, Alvaro Jaramillo <chucao@...>
      > > wrote:****
      > >
      > > ****
      > >
      > > Folks
      > >
      > > I reported this as a possible Iceland Gull from the Pilarcitos Creek
      > > Mouth in **Half** **Moon** **Bay**, ****San Mateo** **County****.
      > >
      > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/alvarojaramillo/8415403524/in/photostream
      > >
      > > I wonder now if it is a little too large, and large billed? In any case
      > > keep
      > > in mind that there is some uncertainty in this identification if you come
      > > and try and see this bird. However, there are 2-3 Glaucous, and 2
      > Nelson's
      > > (hybrid Glaucous with Herring) in that flock. I am now very 50-50 on this
      > > individual, but Ron Thorn is out there and maybe he can re-find it and we
      > > can have a second opinion.
      > >
      > > Regards
      > >
      > > Alvaro
      > >
      > > Alvaro Jaramillo
      > >
      > > alvaro@...
      > >
      > > www.alvarosadventures.com
      > >
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      > >
      > > ****
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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      > *Brian L. Sullivan
      >
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      Steve Hampton
      Davis, CA


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