Date: 10/24/18 5:56 pm
From: Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
Subject: [obol] Re: First of season Thayer's Gull, Tom McCall Waterfront Park
This is the 1st time I've actually parked the car and scrutinized the birds
this fall, so l can't bolster the FOS claim with negative evidence from
earlier in the month.

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Nicholas Mrvelj <nickmrvelj...>

> Lars,
> The gulls have largely abandoned their rocky outcrop near the U of P as
> the water levels have nearly submerged it all. For the past few weeks, I’ve
> been averaging about ~150 Gulls each visitation. You could get quite close
> to them as well. Had my first Thayer’s on October 3rd, a whopping six of
> them, and have had one or two steadily for a few weeks now. Interesting to
> hear where they disperse to on the Willamette come the end of October when
> the water levels rise.
> For those not in the know, the eBird hotspot “Harbor View Park” offers
> excellent gull watching possibilities the first few weeks of October. As
> fall slowly blends into winter, the gulls largely migrate over to the west
> side of the Willamette in the vicinity of the dump. They are viewable, but
> from a distance and with difficulty. Several hundred gulls winter in this
> area, and can be viewed rather consistently.
> Best,
> -Nick
> On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 5:19 PM Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
> wrote:
>> 30 gulls present at 4pm Oct. 23. Nearly all adult Glaucous-winged. One
>> adult Western, one adult California, two immature Olympics on the G-wing
>> end of the scale, one third year Olympic closer to Western. Thayer's was a
>> 1st year bird. It and the California flew in after l arrived, then left. If
>> I went back with bread l might see twice as many gulls. Many are loafing on
>> the Hawthorne Bridge, water mid-channel, maybe rooftops.lpn

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