Date: 12/19/18 12:56 pm
From: Alan Contreras <acontrer56...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Fern Ridge Reservoir birds from last Saturday
From a distance the circled bird looks like a ringbill that hasn’t lost all of its youthful looks.

Alan Contreras
Eugene, Oregon

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> On Dec 19, 2018, at 11:54 AM, Bruce Newhouse <newhouse...> wrote:
>
> Greetings!
>
> Eric Wold, Neil Bjorklund and I (Bruce Newhouse) birded the Fern Ridge Reservoir area last Saturday, Dec. 15. (Apologies for the late report.) We saw two birds of special interest. From the top of the dam, we viewed a gull flying away from us (westward) that appeared to have the black primary pattern of a Sabine's Gull, and when it landed just past several Ring-billed Gulls on a shoreline just east of the dam, it appeared somewhat smaller, and a ring on it's bill was visible through a scope -- although it was a long ways away. It would be great if gull-watchers could view this bird and offer more assessment, as we weren't sure what to call it. See a long-distance shoreline photo here, not too revealing: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50702179
>
> Then at the Perkins Peninsula Park, we noted an almost white (leucistic) American Robin hanging with several "normal" American Robins on the grass, near the center of the park. Photo here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50727400
>
> Best,
>
> Bruce Newhouse in Eugene
>
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