Date: 5/11/19 6:02 pm
From: Range Bayer <range.bayer...>
Subject: [obol] Lincoln Co. eBird Alert: Yellow-headed Blackbird & Laughing Gull
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) (1)
- Reported May 10, 2019 16:41 by Daniel Newberry
- Mark Hatfield Marine Science Center and Estuary Trail, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:,-124.0434766&ll=44.6231604,-124.0434766
- Checklist:
- Comments: "On top of dead blackberry brambles, then flushed to top
of mulch pile. Photos coming."
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) (1)
- Reported May 11, 2019 10:15 by Norm Donelson
- Nye Beach, Lincoln, Oregon
- Map:,-124.0625739&ll=44.6390402,-124.0625739
- Checklist:
- Comments: "Adult black-headed full in alternate plumage. Dark red
legs and bill, suggestion of droop to bill, slightly blacker at bill
tip. Seen in large mixed flock of gulls in Beach about one mile north
of Nye Beach access at 10:15 a.m., then seen again at 11:45 when
flick flew far to the north - seen past Yaquina Head lighthouse and
disappeared beyond that. Wings showed no white at all except on
trailing edge. Seen both st rest and in flight. Alternate plumage
Franklin’s shows white both at wingtips and inside the black area;
this bird’s wings went evenly from gray to black. Attaching the best
photo we got, taken with phone through binoculars."

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