[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

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Gonzaga University
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