The probable Western Gull seen again at Regina
- This bird seen on the ice of Wascana Marsh again this evening. Jared Clarke,
Dan Sawatzky and I were able to study it careful for more than an hour
before it flew away with other gulls for the evening at dusk. We were able
to see the primaries and underwings as it flew. The primary pattern does
appear to be correct for the Western Gull. It has a single mirror on the
first primary. It definitely is not a Slaty-backed Gull.
Although this gull displays all the visible field marks of a Western Gull
,we still haven't been able to see the color of the eye ring . It is
possible that it is a hybrid. We will attempt to video this bird to get
In addition to the "gull "and approximately 100 others, including a few
Herring, many California and an increasing number of Ring-billed Gulls were
more than a 1,400 Canada Geese. Also present was a single Ross' Goose, two
White-fronted Geese and two Blue phase Snow Geese. All of these were at the
Wascana Marsh, north of the University.
Good Birding !