[Tweeters] Possible Glaucous Gull in Port Orchard - Update

Garrett Haynes garrettwhaynes at me.com
Sat Mar 13 18:30:35 PST 2021

An update on the possible Glaucous Gull in Port Orchard. After I posted to Tweeters the gull moved in closer and I was able to get a better look at it. I was pretty certain after a good viewing from 20-30 feet that the Gull was a pure Glaucous Gull due to very pale/white primaries without any gray edging that I could see. I also heard back from several birders who also though it looked good for pure Glaucous, and two of them said 2nd cycle which is what I was also thinking after consulting Sibley's app.

The gulls dispersed not long after the guy with bread left. Not sure if it's chase-able, but best chances might be to go down the walking path south to the foot bridge over the creek that dumps into the bay. Gulls gather there at low tide in pretty good numbers, or you could try bringing bread!

Garrett Haynes
Auburn, WA

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