Date: 4/12/17 10:27 pm From: Tom McNamara <tmcmac67...> Subject: [obol] Re: possible LAUGHING GULL - Lincoln County
Relative length of wing projection (primaries extending past tail) on this
bird plus the black legs, in addition to characters already mentioned fit
Laughing Gull well. Tom
On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 9:49 PM, Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...>
> Yes. The bill looks to be the correct size for a Laughing Gull, as does
> the shape of the hood, and the dark coloration of the mantle.
> It has been a while since one has showed up in Oregon.
> Did you see it fly? Although a few Franklin’s Gulls can be without the
> white separation between the wing tips and the mantle, of course Laughin
> Gulls are without that mark.
> Great find.
> Jeff Gilligan
> On Apr 12, 2017, at 9:28 PM, Vickie Buck <vlbuck...> wrote:
> On April 11, Sally Hill and I posted an eBird report and photos of what we
> thought was a Franklin’s Gull. This gull was first seen by Chuck Philo on
> the morning of April 11 at South Beach State Park (south of Newport,
> Oregon). Chuck showed us his photos, and we were at South Beach looking at
> the gull in the early afternoon, April 11. Since then, we have received
> information from Hendrik Herlyn and Joshua Little that this gull might
> actually be a LAUGHING GULL. Sally and I had talked briefly about the
> possibility of a Laughing Gull, but having never seen one myself, I just
> assumed Franklin’s Gull. Possible LAUGHING GULL traits from the photos:
> elongated shape of the bird (slender body), predominately black primaries
> with very small white spots, longish dull red bill, and limited white eye
> We would like to hear opinions from other OBOLers. The link to our eBird
> report and photos is as follows:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35889557 >
> Location seen: From South Beach State Park, walk the beach about one-half
> mile south to the small creek. This gull was just on the south side of the
> creek with a wad of gulls.
> Vickie Buck
> Walterville, Oregon