[CT Birds] MEW GULL-yes

Ryan MacLean ryanmac335 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 18:11:40 EST 2015


Also just wanna quickly add that there were 3 White-Crowned Sparrows and a flock of 8-10 American Pipits around the brushy areas/pumpkin patch at Mitchell Farm.

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> On Jan 6, 2015, at 5:05 PM, greg hanisek <ctgregh at yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> Bird was on river about 2:45 pm.
> 
> Greg Hanisek
> Waterbury
> 
> 
> On Tuesday, January 6, 2015 4:01 PM, Ryan Maclean via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 
> 
> Incase anyone wanted an update, the bird made a second brief appearance
> around 1:15 in the same field behind the Mitchell Farm barns before it
> quickly disappeared again. I'm unaware if its been seen since. We initially
> only saw the bird's back but even without the head being in view at first
> the bird's visibly whiter tertials (the area of white above the black
> wingtips) stood out alot next to the surrounding Ring-Bills. While some RBs
> will certainly have more white than others, this could be a useful way to
> narrow down needle candidates while you're trying to sift through the
> haystack. Major props to Frank who spotted the 2nd-cycle Lesser
> Black-Backed Gull as it flew in and landed amongst the flock (and then
> quickly vanished).
> 
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 11:19 AM, Stefan Martin via CTBirds <
> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 
> > Currently preening in group on field behind barn.
> >
> > Stefan Martin with Frank Mantlik, Ryan MacLean and Angela Dimmitt.
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
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