[Tweeters] NOT a Red-legged Kittiwake at the North Jetty

Mike Patterson celata at pacifier.com
Sun Dec 15 18:34:00 PST 2013

When I got the phone call this morning from the group on the
North Jetty about a Red-legged Kittiwake, I asked was it a flyby?

No, it's sitting on the jetty and it allowed a close approach and

And you saw red legs?


And you got photos?

Yes, through a spotting scope.

Well we looked at the photos during compilation. It is a BONAPARTE'S
GULL, probably first cycle formative, with bright PINK legs.

So, don't rush over to Pacific County for kittiwakes...

I will post details for the Columbia Estuary CBC in a separate post.

Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
On watch in the Seawatch

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