Date: 7/30/22 9:42 am From: Josh Adams <xjoshx...> Subject: Re: [Tweeters] California Gull Migration
Hello Tweets, Gary's post reminded me of an experience I'd wanted to share from a few weeks ago. Like Gary, I've often enjoyed flocks of California gulls heading west over my home in July. I've always assumed these are birds dispersing west to marine waters after they breed east of the mountains, but I'd always been curious what this migration actually looked like in the Cascades. On July 10th I was in Leavenworth eating lunch with my family when my wife pointed out a large group of circling birds over the river. It was, in fact, a group of over 100 California Gulls. They circled for a bit, gaining altitude, before moving upriver and disappearing up Tumwater Canyon towards Steven's Pass.