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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