[Tweeters] Slaty-backed Gull (Wednesday Afternoon)

Doug Santoni dougsantoni at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 11:51:49 PDT 2021

The Slaty-backed Gull had been reported early afternoon yesterday, but when I arrived at the Cedar River Mouth in Renton at 3:15 p.m. it was nowhere to be seen. A large group of gulls streamed in at about 4:45 p.m., and the Slaty-backed Gull was among them. I watched it in my binoculars for a few minutes, went back to my car to grab my scope, and then when I returned most of the gulls took off! It was distinctly darker than the other gulls, and showed itself well, just for too short a time!

There were at least two bald eagles in the area, and not surprisingly the gulls moved around a lot. It seemed that sometimes the gulls took off in the direction of Gene Coulon Park. A flock of about a dozen Dunlins were also flying around for a brief period of time.

Doug Santoni

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