Date: 10/2/18 6:52 am
From: Cole DiFabio <colefor3...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] possible California gull
I spotted it this morning at 8:14 am. Still present when I left at 9:20.
10/2.

On Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 7:37 PM Cole DiFabio <colefor3...> wrote:

> 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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