Date: 1/6/18 8:11 am
From: David Ray <cardcards...>
Subject: Re: Possible Iceland (Thayers) Gull at Dardanelle Lock & Dam
Has anyone seen the Iceland gull or western grebe lately?
David Ray
NLR

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> On Jan 2, 2018, at 12:12 PM, plm108 <plm108...> wrote:
>
> Hi All and Happy New Year!
>
> On a tip from Kenny Nichols about an unusual and very uncooperative gull he and LaDonna saw at the Dardanelle Dam, Michael Linz and I decided to brave the frigid temps and go to the Lock and Dam side where there appears to be a possible second cycle Iceland Gull. The bird shows silvery brown undertones with soft brown (not black) on primaries, trailing edge of wing and terminal band. There is a pale/dull silvery window visible on the topside the wing. Whitish head and relatively smaller dark bill than that of HERG. Overall appears intermediate in size—larger than RBGU and smaller than HERG. The gull has been spending most of its time on the Pope County side of the dam, although occasionally flying across the river. So far, we've only seen it in flight. Of note, there is also a dark brown immature Herring Gull in the area.
>
> Michael has been attempting diagnostic photos and will provide his best shots in our eBird report. But for now, the gull is out of sight so we're heading to lunch.
>
> Patty McLean, visiting from Atlanta GA
> Michael Linz, Conway AR
>

 
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