'Black-headed Gull' at Eureka is not
- A worn second-year gull in Eureka seen since 7-23 that had been tentatively
identified as a Com. Black-headed Gull has been re-identified as a Mew Gull.
Examination of photographs by several who have seen it and one who hasn't
(thanks, Joe!) make it obvious that it's this species. The mistake may seem
unlikely, but distance, lack of definitive plumage characteristics, and the
irrestible power of suggestion conspired to mislead some observers --present
company with hand held high.