Date: 12/6/17 3:10 pm From: 'C or M Johnstone' <anhinga...> [nflbirds] <nflbirds-noreply...> Subject: [nflbirds] Black-headed Gull update
For those of you who didn't see Kim Leedom's recent eBird report, a "Bonaparte's Gull" seen on Dec. 3 during a refuge tour on the south end of Mounds #3, turned out to be the Black-headed Gull. I was leading the tour on Dec. 3, and didn't exercise due diligence on the gull. After finding the Black-headed yesterday, I asked Kim, who was on the tour, if she had photos of the gull seen on Mounds. She did not, but her mother - also on the tour - did, and at least one of the photos is diagnostic for Black-headed and is included on Kim's eBird checklist for 12/3. Another checklist from that day by Eary Warren also shows the gull, but I'm not sure the version on eBird is diagnostic.
So, the south end of Mounds #3 is another potential hang out for the Black-headed. I'm sorry for the carelessness on Sunday, I may have cost some folks a lifer, but thanks to Kim and her mother for getting this right. Matt Johnstone