The Iceland Gull was present again today (Feb 18) at the Bootsma Dairy pond along Ramona Expressway from about 11:15 AM until at least 12:00 PM when I left. I have posted several photos of the bird on my Flickr page, the link is below.
With regard to the gulls, the flock moves around all day long between the dairy pond, the egg ranch, and perhaps other locations, including Lake Perris where I believe most of the gulls roost at night. Sometimes you go to the egg ranch/dairy pond and there are thousands of gulls, other times just a couple hundred. The only way to know is to go look.
San Bernardino, CA
From: T.G. Miko <tgmiko@...
To: Todd <toddamcgrath@...
Cc: CALBIRDS <CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 11:50 am
Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Iceland and other Pics, Plea for Good Behavior
Todd et al,
I have time to run out to Lakeview to look at the gull flock, this
afternoon. Is there a bad time vs a good time when the flock tends
not to be there, or when the flock reaches its peak size. Or,
conversely, is there a time when there are very few gulls there, hence
not a good idea to go?
PS: Is there a way to get eBird to email the map I am looking at in
the same manner that I can email myself a Google Map? Currently what
I have been doing is looking up a bird's location on eBird, then going
to Google, and emailing myself *that* map of the same spot. Reminds
of when I used to work for the Department of Redundancy Department.
On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 7:40 PM, Todd toddamcgrath@...> wrote:
> I have placed a few Pics of the Iceland Gull on my Flickr Page, in the set Lakeview Riv Gulls. I also put a shot of the Glaucous, as well as a pale Thayer's type and an adult Thayer's.
> The entire area where the gulls are frequenting is private property. Monday will be a full work day for all the various agricultural properties so please stay on the shoulders of the expressway (but well off the road). All of the Iceland Gull shots today were taken from the shoulder of the expressway. If you are patient, the bird will eventually come to you.
> Anyone who creates a disruption or annoyance to the property owners on either side can potentially create access issues for the locals who are finding all these goodies for the rest of us to enjoy. Please be on your best behavior!
> Here's the link to the photos:
> Todd McGrath
> Calabasas CA
> --- In CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com, "Howard" wrote:
> > A second cycle ICELAND GULL was present at the Bootsma Dairy pond on the north side of Ramona Expressway east of Lakeview. This bird was first found last Saturday by Mark Chappell and seen again last Sunday but not seen again until today. Also present was a first cycle GLAUCOUS GULL, a second cycle LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and several THAYER'S and GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULLS.
> > Remember that both sides of the Ramona Expressway is private property and act accordingly. Also remember the Expressway is a notorious speed trap..
> > cheers .Howard King
Thomas Geza Miko
Claremont, Los Angeles County, California
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