Re: photos of Lesser Black-backed Gull and other notes 11/19/2018

Alvaro Jaramillo

I gather that the Farallons bird has been hypothesized to be the same bird
that was in San Mateo last spring. They both have a missing foot and from
what I have been told the age matches. I have not checked it out directly.

Alvaro Jaramillo

-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Peter Pyle
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 9:53 PM
To: Dominik Mosur <@DMosur>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] photos of Lesser Black-backed Gull and other notes

Interestingly the first record of LBBG for SF County (I believe) was
recorded just a week ago on the Farallones:
The Ocean Beach bird is a year younger then the Farallon bird, so not the
same. Great find Jonah and Dominik,


At 05:05 PM 11/19/2018, Dominik Mosur wrote:
Here's a link to the checklist with the photos:


Additional sightings of note today included :

Snowy Plovers - 27 roosting on Ocean Beach

Say's Phoebes - 2 at Polo Fields, singles at Beach Chalet and Ocean
Beach north dunes

American Pipits - 15+ on Ocean Beach plus 1 over Beach Chalet, 4 at
Polo fields

Golden-crowned Kinglets - continue with flock in cypresses south side
of polo fields

PALM WARBLER - in dunes above Ocean Beach at Kirkham

Western Meadowlarks - 3 in dunes on Ocean Beach

For what it's worth, I went back out this afternoon checking Ocean
Beach and Lake Merced at the Boathouse. No gulls roosting at the beach
but hundreds were circling overhead and settling to roost at Lake Merced.

Good luck,

Dominik Mosur
San Francisco

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