[Tweeters] Edmonds mystery gull (4/8)
billandersonbic at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 9 02:13:49 PDT 2013
Monday afternoon (4/8) a mystery gull flew above me while I was at the #2 viewing platform of the Edmonds marsh searching (in vain) for snipes with my really big honkin' lens. The gull initially attracted my attention because its cries did not
sound like the harsh screeches emiited by our usual assortment of winged beach rats.
Although the mystery gull looked like a Mew gull in breeding plumage (white head +
pure yellow bill w/no black or red spots + yellow eyes w/red orbital rings), its legs appeared to be
black, not yellow.
If there are any gull-philes in the Tweeters-sphere who want to take a stab at identifying it, please send me an e-mail and I'll shoot you back my photos.
I should add that I have recently met some really nice Tweetsters who came to the marsh to look for snipes and/or red cross-bills based on my posts. I'm sorry if you did not find the birds you were after, but I enjoyed your company.
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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