Slaty-backed Gull at Ferry Point


Steven Tucker
 

This morning around 11:00 I had an adult Slaty-backed Gull at Ferry Point. It was foraging on the pilings under the old pier and was generally a pain in the ass to see, although it was kind enough to flash open a wing to show off its string of pearls before retreating under the pier. This was a very white-headed individual and is most likely the same bird that has been making appearances at herring runs around the bay this winter and last (and spent some time here for the big herring run a year ago).

Good luck,

Steve Tucker
Oakland
 

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