Both Lesser Black-backed Gulls still at Yolo County Landfill pond


Chris Dunford
 

At the Yolo County landfill pond at 12 noon today both the adult Lesser Black-backed Gull reported by Steve Hampton and others and the first-cycle immature Lesser Black-backed Gull reported by Lucas Corneliussen and Lucas and Mark Stephenson were resting and preening with the thousands of California Gulls - scoped from the levee above CR 28H. Though the weather conditions were about right for picking out the adult (overcast and low wind from the south), it was a tough assignment to pick out these birds even with 40-60x magnification. They were on the far edge of the mass of gulls, which was almost entirely to the west of the "long diagonal swale that cuts thru the pond." The two birds were widely separated and not near the diagonal swale. See Steve's post dated Feb. 4 (#24123) for details about both birds.

Chris Dunford
Davis, CA

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