Friday, December 4, 2009

Glaucous Gull (fairly rare in this area)


Zac and I found a first basic Glaucous Gull, a rare winter visitor in this area, at the Arcata Marsh this afternoon. He was reported as a hybrid Glaucous x Glaucous-winged but Zac thinks he's pure Glaucous.
I was shoving couscous down my throat, so I let Zac take these pictures :)

8 comments:

Elias said...

nice images. thanks for posting them

Janie said...

Beautiful bird. It's fun to spot the rare ones.

eileeninmd said...

What a great sighting. You got some great photos. Everyone here is running to Cape May NJ to see an Ivory Gull. A rare visitor to the mid-Atlantic states.

Wren said...
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Wren said...

Couscous & gulls - it doesn't get any better.


Hope you're enjoying your otters!

Rob Fowler said...

Looks good for a Glaucous to me....wonder if it was the same bird Fix saw? Everything looks fine on that bird. It's one of the darker type Glaucous's.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Eileen, there were dolmas too!
thanks for the comments, guys! definitely fun to spy the not so common ones :)

Steve Borichevsky said...

Damn, gulls are tough enouth without crossing!