Date: 4/13/17 10:51 pm From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> Subject: [texbirds] Iceland Gull - NO, Great black-backed Gull - YES
My apologies...I used the default email app instead of gmail which always seems to replace text with symbols. Let's try this again... The putative 2nd-year Iceland Gull was not present today, 13 April, on Bolivar Flats. I searched for 6 hours starting at 2 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. with no luck. Supposedly it was seen yesterday, however, I saw no eBird reports for the 12th.
Fortunately, I did not strike out entirely on all 3 gull species that I set out to chase. The 2nd-year Great black-backed Gull showed up a little after 7:30 p.m. at the point. It preened and bathed for 15-20 minutes before flying off.