[Tweeters] Pierce Co. Black-tailed Gull - YES

annmariewood at comcast.net annmariewood at comcast.net
Tue Oct 13 20:43:55 PDT 2009


This afternoon several of us joined Charlie on Marine View Dr. to scope the log booms and find the Black-tailed Gull amongst the Mews,  Bonapartes, other gulls, Black Turnstones, seals and otters.  He was well hidden. After a couple of frustrating hours three of us went out on a small boat and were able to get great views of the gull looking back towards the shore.     The darker gray mantle, yellow legs, pale eyes and yellow bill with black subterminal band and bright red tip set him apart from the others on the boom. When i n flight his wide black tail bar and black wing tips confirmed the id.

Special thanks to Charlie for spotting and sharing this beautiful bird and to Shep Thorpe for a bird's eye view from his boat. I can hardly wait to see the photos!

HOORAY, another lifebird!

Ann Marie Wood,

Mountlake Terrace, WA

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