Taking advantage of some time at the coast I birded around Newport this afternoon. No sign of the Laughing Gull - I think the last report was on the 18th. The consolation prize was a 1st winter Glaucous Gull, which was last reported about a month ago. This one was seen on the bay breakwater behind the main boat docks.
There must have been a major anchovy run at Boiler Bay today because there were thousands of Pacific Loons, Common Murres, cormorants and gulls in a feeding frenzy fairly near shore. I was looking into the late afternoon sun, which hampered viewing, but nothing highly unusual was seen.
It's supposed to be 67 and sunny tomorrow. Come on down and refind the Laughing Gull. I guess that usually takes the Hinkles to refind rarities, but anyone can try. Post it on OBOL and give me an excuse to leave my conference early.