Date: 3/3/17 4:10 pm
From: Matt Spangler (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: RE: Help--possible Glaucous (maybe Iceland) at Wrightsville Beach Mason Inlet
Thanks to those who responded so rapidly, consensus being Glaucous based on size. I forgot to mention that it was around the same size as nearby Herrings, maybe slightly larger.

Thank you!

Matt Spangler


From: <carolinabirds-request...> [mailto:<carolinabirds-request...>] On Behalf Of Matt Spangler
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2017 7:02 PM
To: <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Help--possible Glaucous (maybe Iceland) at Wrightsville Beach Mason Inlet

Today (Friday) between 1:30 and 3 pm an apparent immature Glaucous or maybe Iceland Gull was hanging out at the north end of Wrightsville Beach (Mason Inlet) with other gulls and terns, providing great looks. I would appreciate help confirming the species-photos are in the ebird checklist linked below. The bird had entirely white plumage and a two-toned bill that looked more like 1cy Glaucous than Iceland, but I am admittedly not familiar with either.

https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S34941060&d=DwIFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=35PpGEC0MymtLHZSl8s6-73V_wtu0M5DxDHkTycYkRY&s=JNnvIQ2R_w_8_o-7bSd3GsvAMtvJfGGoQPj5l-SZqzU&e= <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S34941060&d=DwMFAg&c=imBPVzF25OnBgGmVOlcsiEgHoG1i6YHLR0Sj_gZ4adc&r=ymRCw6Q-sBitug_rdeO1Tokz-I_SX2LQN2_Ocvlal9U&m=pPPFJJoVYXToS_TIH9zf-Tga5VHfdBR7IUQsIqpMWjc&s=ebpIf7C5ZXkmxf2To-fduTAzXS-TjkRQVCuFtISLozM&e=>

Good luck if you are in the area, hope it sticks around!

Thanks!

Matt Spangler
currently Wrightsville Beach NC


 
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