Date: 2/25/19 8:17 am
From: Bob Toleno <bob...>
Subject: Re: [SFBirds] Common Gallinule, Lake Merced
I saw the Common Gallinule this morning at a little after 7am in exactly
the spot that Peter described. It was fairly well hidden in the reeds, so i
had to wait until it moved a little before i could find it.

Bob Toleno
Hayward

On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 6:48 PM Peter Pyle <ppyle...> wrote:

> The gallinule, first found by Brian Fitch on 22 Feb, was observed
> today at about 3:45. It was skirting the back edge of the semi-open
> area of water about 40 feet west of the NE corner of the concrete
> bridge, to the left of the bleached white willow snag in the water
> but to the right of the live willow that comes up to the bridge
> railing, about 25 feet out from the bridge. When Rudy and I arrived
> it was being observed by Max Laura and his son Mark, who apparently
> first spotted the bird, and Jeff Gray. Jeff's and my photos are here:
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53111316
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53116419
>
> As I wrote in my eBird checklist,
>
> "My guess is a second-cycle bird - examination of photos indicates
> broad and basic (rather than juvenile) primaries and rectrices but
> bill shield is dull and not fully developed. By this date in Feb an
> older bird should have brighter red-and-yellow bill and broader more
> developed red shield (see photos)."
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