Re: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Iceland/Thayer's Gull at Lake Los Carneros today
Any other pictures of the bird that show the wing-tips better and size in relation to other gulls? Of course, maybe I should go and look myself!
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Sent: Monday, January 13, 2020 8:39 PM
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [sbcobirding] Iceland/Thayer's Gull at Lake Los Carneros today
Today I got out birding with Libby Patten and Adrian O’Loghlen. We walked the circumference of the lake, and when we got to the area by the dam, I saw a gull that might be good for Thayer’s, so I took a photo. After asking the powers that be, it was confirmed as what’s now known as Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull, a first year. I understand it was photographed on the CBC by Santiago Lupi, which I didn’t know before. Anyway, the whole morning was beautiful & full of many birds, although nothing particularly stands out. The Toyon show is simply amazing — I’ve never seen so many berries on those bushes on the east side of the lake. Just a terrific source of food for all sorts of species, including of course American Robins and Cedar Waxwings. We heard one Western Tanager somewhere over near Stow House. Four White-tailed Kites were also around.
Checklist here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S63371405