very pale Gull
Yesterday afternoon at group from Yolo Audubon stopped at
Shoellenberger Park in Petaluma. We walked along the paved path with a slough on the
right and a pond on the left, to a bend in the path. Ahead was a pond with a
sandbar and many Western Gulls. Sitting with the Westerns was a very pale Gull.
It had a dark bill, pink legs, and very little grey on the mantle and wings.
The eye was dark. It looked very much like the Iceland Gull I saw in
Milpitas in mid-March.
I have a digiscope photo that I would be happy to send to anyone
with Gull experience. I was having trouble opening the Photos folder in Yahoo
It would be exciting to think of another Iceland Gull in the greater Bay
Sacramento/ Yolo Audubon
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