[CT Birds] Gull ID wanted (from Massbirds)

Mark Szantyr birddog55 at charter.net
Mon May 24 09:21:42 EDT 2010

To my eye, I can't make this anything but a Ring-billed Gull.  The size 
description?  Gigantism?  Pilot Error?  Extreme example of sexual dimorphic 

It sure looks like a Ring-billed Gull.

Mark S. Szantyr
80 Bicknell Road #9
Ashford, Connecticut 06278
Birddog55 at charter.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kathy Van Der Aue" <kvda at optonline.net>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2010 7:57 AM
Subject: [CT Birds] Gull ID wanted (from Massbirds)

> The message below was posted on MassBirds.  Can anyone ID this gull for 
> this person?  I can't quite make it fit anything in my book.
> Kathy Van Der Aue, Southport, CT
> kvda at optonline.net
> Reply-To: jfenton at natureandwings.com
> Perhaps my eyes are just tired as I've been shooting roseate and common
> terns and shorebirds all week.
> I found this gull this afternoon among a group of ring bill gulls and it
> stuck out like a sore thumb.
> Large bird...a bit larger than a herring but a bit smaller than a great
> black back gull.
> The things which caught my eye were the yellow bill with a near solid
> black tip, a very robust bill, yellow green legs, what appeared to be a
> very long neck and to me, a strange combination of clean white upper
> plumage combines with the grey and brown as you move back.
> Here's a link...if you could end my confusion it would be greatly
> appreciated!
> http://www.pbase.com/soonipi1957/image/124806061/original
> Jim Fenton
> 42 11th Ave
> Haverhill, MA 01830
> Cell: 978-420-6363
> Images at: www.pbase.com/soonipi1957
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