Date: 10/1/18 4:38 pm
From: Cole DiFabio <colefor3...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] possible California gull
Gary Cowell was also present studying bird with Leslie and Carl. Pics were
sent to Jen Brumfield who confirmed CAGU.

On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 7:36 PM Cole DiFabio <colefor3...> wrote:

> 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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