Date: 7/31/20 2:45 pm
From: Dan Singer <dsg2...>
Subject: Re: [northbaybirds] Possible Laughing Gull at Kehoe Beach
Nice find, Ryan. Yes, this is a Laughing Gull.

Dan Singer
San Rafael


> On Jul 31, 2020, at 14:41, Ryan DiGaudio <rdigaudio...> wrote:
>
> Hi Birders,
>
> Today at about noon I saw this interesting gull at Kehoe Beach, ~500 m south of the access and creek: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yZTDrjZAe5Esw1N8A <https://photos.app.goo.gl/yZTDrjZAe5Esw1N8A>
> At first I thought it was likely a Franklin's Gull. However upon closer inspection I'm now leaning towards Laughing Gull: the bill seems somewhat big for a Franklin's (but I think I've seen larger bills than this on Laughing), the lack of white spots on primary tips, and smudgy gray on sides of breast I think points towards Laughing Gull. The bird was loosely associated with a flock of ~20 Western and Heerman's gulls, and was smaller than the Heerman's.
>
> Good birding,
> Ryan DiGaudio
> Inverness, CA
>


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