Probable Slaty-backed Gull on January 1st pelagic


Greg Gillson <greggillson@...>
 

Well, I’ve done it now.

 

I’ve convinced myself that a 2nd cycle gull I photographed offshore on the pelagic trip from San Diego is a Slaty-backed Gull. Or, perhaps it is a Slaty-backed x Herring, but how would one tell?

 

Perhaps others have photos of it too. I was trying to show a 1st cycle Herring Gull to other passengers, but this odd bird kept getting in my way….

 

9 photos and descriptions are added to the eBird trip list as “Larus (sp.)” which is true even if I botched the more specific ID.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51278848

 

 

Greg Gillson

 

 


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Greg Gillson
Escondido, California 
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