Date: 11/21/20 2:09 pm From: Mike Hall <h3m...> Subject: [EBB-Sightings] Look! Up in the air! I'ts . . . a white gull!
Rising on a thermal, never flapping, with two Red-tails and six Turkey Vultures, over transfer/treatment plant at north edge of Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline early this week. Glaucous-winged? Or something more interesting?
I'm noticing a sort of Swainson's-Hawk-like reverse-keratin light-dark wing pattern, surely confirming that there is little or no grey on the upperwing. The feet look bright red. One odd thing, that I made conscious note of at the time, is that the gull appeared smaller than the Red-tails in the same proportion that the Red-tails looked smaller than the TVs.