[Tweeters] Colville Area Thayer's/Kumlien's Gulls

Isacoff, Jonathan isacoff at gonzaga.edu
Wed Nov 13 18:21:04 PST 2013

Yesterday on a run to the Colville area I encountered two interesting gulls: at Colville Flats was a very pale, nearly white gull that is most likely a Kumlien's Iceland Gull. At the Stevens County Landfill was a slightly darker bird that has attributes of both pale Thayer's and dark Kumlien's and is possibly too borderline to definitively call. Photos of both birds are posted on www.flickr.com/photos/isacoff<http://www.flickr.com/photos/isacoff>.

Also present at the two locations combined were about 200-250 California Gulls 200 Ring-billed Gulls, and about 100 Herring Gulls of various cycles and sizes. Also 21 Red-tailed Hawks, 1 Rough-legged Hawk, 3 Bald Eagles, 1 Merlin and 2 Kestrels along the highway between Deer Park and Colville, raptors are moving in.

Good birding,
Jon Isacoff, Spokane

Jonathan B. Isacoff
Chair, Environmental Studies
Associate Professor, Political Science
Gonzaga University
Box 52
Spokane, WA 99258-0052
fax - 509-313-5718
office - 311 E. Boone, 2nd Floor
isacoff at gonzaga.edu

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