Date: 4/5/17 6:29 pm
From: Marty Wall (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Black-headed Gull?
I believe I saw a Black-headed Gull at the Cedar Island Ferry Terminal this
morning. I have included two photos in my eBird report linked below. It
was out on a sand bar near the inlet. It didn't quite look right for a
Bonaparte's Gull and when a Laughing Gull walked up to it, the size caught
my attention. In the photos you can see red in the bill and the legs look
dark compared to a Bonaparte's Gull. I would appreciate any opinions on
the bird.

I also had FOY Black-necked Stilts, Sora (thought I surely would have heard
one by now), Chimney Swifts, and deer tick (not excited about that one).
There was also a Purple Sandpiper with three Ruddy Turnstones near the
inlet (about one mile east of the terminal).

Marty Wall
Eden & Beaufort, NC

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