Date: 3/11/18 2:25 pm From: Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...> Subject: [obol] Say's Phoebe and odd Gull - Newport
The SAY'S PHOEBE at the Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center continues. It was not too far off from the Aquarium, near the boardwalk.
I had a really interesting Gull while I was there that got my blood pumping. It struck me as "other" as soon as I saw it, and I tried my darndest to turn it into a Slaty-backed Gull. However, after taking a few poor pictures (light was not on my side), the bird flew off, not to return, and I only got to study the bird for perhaps a minute.There was a feeding frenzy taking place in the Yaquina Bay, which drew in many gulls. Just thought folks would like to know, so perhaps they can keep an eye out for a pale, first cycle Gull. See checklist below for pictures.