Date: 12/1/19 1:26 pm From: Hendrik Herlyn <hhactitis...> Subject: [obol] Coffin Butte Landfill - no Great Black-backed Gull
Craig Tumer and I spent well over an hour scoping a flock of about 800 gulls at the Coffin Butte landfill north of Corvallis this morning (from about 10:45 to noon). A lot of variety, but we didn't see any dark-backed gulls at all and were unable to relocate the possible Great Black-backed Gull reported from there yesterday.
The majority of the flock consisted of Glaucous-winged Gulls and Western x Glaucous-wing ("Olympic") hybrids,. There was a good number of Herring Gulls mixed in, with a few "Thayer's" Iceland Gulls, some Ring-billed and California Gulls and at least one 1st-winter Western Gull.
-- __________________________ Hendrik G. Herlyn Corvallis, OR
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