Lesser Black-backed Gull was Re: [Mendobirds] Lake County Gull
- Thanks to a contribution from Floyd Hayes, a photo of this Lesser
Black-backed Gull is at:
On Sun, 2 Nov 2008 14:18:24 -0800, "white-jerry" <white-jerry@...>
>The possibility of this being a Lesser Black-backed Gull is looking even better today after seeing the bird in good light and with some additional photos being taken. But of course we hope some other birders will be able to see the bird and share their opinions with us.--
>The gull was first seen this morning by three of us at Austin Park in Clearlake (on Lakeshore Dr. across from the City offices and Olympic Dr) where it landed on a piling at about 6:55 AM daylight time, stayed for a few minutes and then flew south.
>Maybe an hour plus later Floyd Hayes refound the bird at a known gull roost site on top of the Wal Mart Store. This is where the bird was studied and photographed.
>Wal Mart is in the shopping complex east of the intersection (with stop lights) of Highway 53 and Old Highway 53 at the south end of Clearlake. To view the gulls you need to climb the steep hill on the east side of the parking lot so you can view the flat roof.
>As we watched many of the gulls started to fly NE probably towards the landfill mentioned yesterday which is at the end of Davis Ave.
>Good luck. Jerry White
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