RE: Slaty-backed Gull. It is just tough and you need luck. There are
plenty of times I go out, morning or afternoon and do not see one, the
majority of times actually. Recently there have been more sightings in
morning to mid day, but that may be due to more folks coming out in the
morning than later on. Really any time, but numbers are highest real early
in morning, or later in afternoon. Avoid Sundays, the dump is closed and
gulls disperse. If you can, choose an overcast day before or after a storm,
gull numbers highest then, but this week has been sunny and Slaty-backs have
Sorry I can't be more helpful.
Half Moon Bay, CA
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> 1) What times are you guys seeing the Slaty-backed Gulls at Halfmoon Bay?
> I tried contacting David, Alvaro, et al offlist, but my emails keep
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> 2) Same question for the Rock Sandpiper in Santa Cruz (is it even still
> there? between which streets along the cliff?).
> 3) What's the current official status, and unofficial thinking about Mute
> Swan in California in terms of them being on the official list i.e. being
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