Re: Possible Black-tailed Gull Lake Merced Boathouse

Alvaro Jaramillo

It is a California Gull with a deformed bill.

Alvaro Jaramillo

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From: <> On Behalf Of Peter Pyle
Sent: Saturday, May 4, 2019 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Possible Black-tailed Gull Lake Merced Boathouse


comments welcome on photos. P

At 05:30 PM 5/4/2019, Peter Pyle via Groups.Io wrote:
Just getting a quick word out. It's a second-cycle bird with a big long
bill - thought it was a deform-billed CAGU but now that I'm looking at
my photos the darker back and tail pattern may point more to
Black-tailed. Will post photos to eBird. It was on the western of the
three docks, the wide trex one. I flushed it to get flight shots but it
pulled around and landed back on the dock with about 25 WEGUs. Also the
continuing Palm Warbler in the myopoum at the top of the pull-out hill.

This is in Lake Merced Park along Harding Road to the entrance of
Harding Park golf course, north end of south arm of Lake Merced.

Cheers, Peter

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