Well, it was a slightly smaller than average Great Black Backed Gull that
we reported earlier. To my knowledge an actual Slaty-backed Gull has not
been seen today. Sorry about that. Headed back to Calumet now to try again..
An unhappy Jared Gorrell, Cook County
On 8 Jan 2018 2:21 pm, "Dan Lory" <dlory54...> wrote:
I headed down to Turning Basin #3 right after Jared's heads-up, and was
able to catch the Slaty-backed for about 15 minutes before it took flight
at 9:30am and headed north. I waited until 11:40 in hopes it might return,
but no luck. However, I did see a Glaucous and a Great Black-backed.
On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 8:21 AM, Jared Gorrell <jsgorrell...> [ILbirds]
> Hi all!
> Currently watching the Slaty-backed Gull preen itself on the near ice on
> the Calumet River behind PECO Pallet Chicago (there's probably a better
> name for this place, but I'm not from here and it's called that on Google
> maps). Also of note are an immature Glaucous Gull and an American Black
> Jared Gorrell
> Cook County