Date: 10/27/17 5:23 pm From: Linda Pivacek <lpivacek...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mew Gull Common (European subspecies)
10/27, 4pm. Lynn/Nahant Beach. near rotary. close observation from about 10-30 feet. smaller bird in group of Ring-billed Gulls. 1st winter with smaller bill than expected from Ring-billed with black tip. Legs not as yellow as Ringed-billed. White underparts, strikingly clean dark tail band confirm Common (European) Mew Gull.
Tide was close to high so a visit in late afternoon should be a good time to observe this gull if it hangs around.