Date: 8/29/17 10:04 am From: Justin Bosler <justin.bosler...> Subject: [texbirds] Sabine's Gull, Lake Travis (Travis Co.)
Hello all, Arman Moreno discovered a juvenile Sabine's Gull on Sunday, 27 August, at Mansfield Dam Park on Lake Travis. Despite being very difficult to pin down, it continues today. It appeared this morning at 9:17 AM, from the west, and worked the cove to the west of the point for a few minutes before flying back west and out of sight. It appears to have a pattern for foraging along the south shore of the lake in the morning and evening, at which point it makes its way as far east as the Mansfield Dam. I believe it was observed last evening after 7:00 PM. So within the 9 o'clock and 7 o'clock hour will be your best odds.
Across the lake at Windy Pt., the 4 Common Terns were actively flying back and forth along the shoreline, though relatively high off of the water. No Royal or Least Terns were detected during my short visit.