Date: 10/1/18 4:37 pm
From: Cole DiFabio <colefor3...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] possible California gull
The California Gull was observed this morning (10/1) by Dan Sanders and
Doreene Linzell and again this evening by Carl Winstead and Leslie Sours!
Pleasant Hill Lake Beach Richland County.

On Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 9:09 AM Gary Cowell <
<0000016b4d0aac3f-dmarc-request...> wrote:

> I observed and tried to get decent photo of this bird with no success
> myself Saturday 9-29-18 on the Pleasant Hill Lake beachSaturday morning.
> All field marks indicative of a 3rd cycle non-breeding California gull
> except the red spot on the billappeared to be bright yellow on this bird.I
> also have very limited experience with this species.
> Gary Cowell
> On ‎Thursday‎, ‎September‎ ‎27‎, ‎2018‎ ‎01‎:‎52‎:‎57‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EDT,
> Brian <brian0918...> wrote:
>
> Janice Farral had a California Gull earlier this month on September 13th
> at
> Lakeview Park in Lorain County. It was positively identified in the North
> American Gulls Facebook group. See photos here:
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48659204
>
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 1:47 PM Archivist- JPH <gattonrocks52...>
> wrote:
>
> > This morning I found a gull at the Pleasant Hill Lake (Richland) swimming
> > beach which may be a California gull. As of 2001, the Ohio early fall
> > record is October 30, but sometimes gulls do crazy things. This gull was
> > larger than the nearby adult ring-billed gulls, had a mantle that was
> > noticeably darker than that of the nearby ad. ring-billed's, had
> > gray-greenish legs, and a brownish (dirty) hind neck. The back color was
> > not as dark as that of an adult lesser black-backed gull's. I saw this
> gull
> > from ~ 150 feet in cloudy, but good lighting conditions.
> > Ideally, someone relatively close needs to see this thing, before birders
> > drive multiple hours to see it. I feel confident about the i.d. but you
> > might wait until others confirm the i.d. I have limited experience with
> > California gull but have seen an adult in winter plumage.
> > There is a possibility that this gull might be a hybrid between a LBBG
> and
> > something else.
> > Good birding,
> > John Herman
> >
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