Thur, 8 Jan 2009 -- There was a possible 1st cycle Glaucous Gull
just north of the Laguna Point parking lot this morning, but all I could
see was the head and bill. The bird was just over a rise in the sand,
but the bill was pink with a clean black tip, and the head was very
light (but not pure white) and looked larger than the heads of Western
gulls. There was also a Herring and a Thayer's there.
Out on Bald Hill Rd off Pudding Creek Rd, there were two Greater
White-fronted Geese and several Cackling Geese among the Canadas.
Two of the Cackling Geese were definitely minima and one was an
Aleutian. I could not tell the race of three others.
Karen A Havlena
Fort Bragg, CA
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