[Tweeters] Unidentified Gull at Midway Beach--Slaty Backed?

Eugene and Nancy Hunn enhunn323 at comcast.net
Fri Sep 5 16:21:37 PDT 2008


Very ratty looking but it seems to match rather well photos of a 2nd-cycle
non-breeding California Gull in Howell & Dunns' gull book, particularly
plates 24.18, 24.19, 24.37, 24. 38, & 24. 39. The leg color is right, the
bill pattern likewise, the mantle tone ditto, the contrasting pale inner
primaries coming in, the tail, and the slender bill. That would be my guess,

Gene Hunn

18476 47th Pl. NE
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

enhunn323 at comcast.net

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[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman2.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Marvin S.
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 10:20 PM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Unidentified Gull at Midway Beach--Slaty Backed?


These are some photos of the gull in question, seen yesterday at Midway
Beach. All opinions on ID are appreciated.


Marv Hoekstra

Sammamish, WA

marvin dot hoekstra at verizon dot net

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