On January 3 I found a 2nd-winter gull at the mouth of Redwood Creek
(Orick) that I reported initially as a probable Iceland x Thayer's gull.
After doing some research, I have concluded that it was well within the
range of variability of "Kumlien's" ICELAND GULL and have reported it to
the CBRC as such. Unfortunately, viewing conditions precluded
photography and the bird has not been reported since.
This location has produced apparent Kumlien's gulls at least three
winters in a row (as well as slaty-backed and great black-backed gulls
last year) but there appears to be extremely high daily turnover in