Date: 7/31/20 2:41 pm From: Ryan DiGaudio <rdigaudio...> Subject: [northbaybirds] Possible Laughing Gull at Kehoe Beach
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 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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