[CT Birds] Vega? Herring Gull - Fw: eBird Report - Madison Hammonasset State Park, Jan 17, 2016

Tim Antanaitis timant123 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 15 21:23:57 EST 2016


>From 1/17 - I'm not into gulls, but I thought this looked like a "Vega" Herring Gull.  I've heard these subspecies are very difficult to tell apart.  Any thoughts on this bird?

     On Monday, February 15, 2016 9:16 PM, "ebird-checklist at cornell.edu" <ebird-checklist at cornell.edu> wrote:
 

 Madison Hammonasset State Park, New Haven, Connecticut, US
Jan 17, 2016 8:22 AM - 1:57 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.1 mile(s)
Comments:    35 F, cloudy, 5-9 NNW. 1 E. Cottontail Cg.
38 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  40    38 on SP, 2 flybys west end
American Black Duck  13    6 cg, 2 SP, 5 WI lot flybys
Surf Scoter  3    3 west end
Surf/Black Scoter  2    2 far flybys jetty
Bufflehead  1    1 m SP
Common Goldeneye  10    10 west end
Hooded Merganser  8    4 m 4 f SP
duck sp.  1    1 small flyby in cg - green-winged teal?
Red-throated Loon  3    2 west end, 1 jetty
Common Loon  2    2 west end
Horned Grebe  5    4 west end, 1 beach four
Northern Harrier  2    1 SP, 1 west end
Red-tailed Hawk  1    1 entr/cg
Sanderling  14    14 jetty beach
Ring-billed Gull  21    10 ~SP, 1 west end, 10 jetty
Herring Gull  45    20 ~SP, 25 jetty including one that looks like a 1st winter "Vega" (Siberian) - Sibley says some "American" have similar markings.
<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PfdlfkF-3zo1TK05w4UqZ9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ko2HwA6NC5g/VqVsxlyjSsI/AAAAAAAASOQ/BIClfQLnzNU/s400-Ic42/IMG_1909.jpg" /></a>From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101508656659768574408/2016?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2016</a>
<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/4yx2aTxpnhgWuzmQNFAk4NMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6RSK0UZsR84/VqVsugVVMFI/AAAAAAAASNw/573oE-CN5J0/s400-Ic42/IMG_1911.jpg" /></a>From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/101508656659768574408/2016?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">2016</a>
Great Black-backed Gull  8    2 west end, 2 jetty, 4 MT seen from WI lot
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  35    35 west end
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1    1 heard cg
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3    3 cg
Monk Parakeet  6    6 cg same place
Blue Jay  7    7 cg
American Crow  3    3 cg
Horned Lark  24    24 NC lot
Black-capped Chickadee  10    7 cg, 1 beach four, 2 EB-NC
Tufted Titmouse  1    1 cg
Carolina Wren  1    1 heard cg
American Robin  60    10 cg, 20 rotary, 10 MB, 20 WI lot
Northern Mockingbird  7    1 cg, 1 west end, 1 SP, 2 BP, 2 WI lot
European Starling  55    15 cg, 40 WI lot
Cedar Waxwing  2    2 WI lot
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  7    4 cg, 3 WI lot
American Tree Sparrow  3    3 bog blind seen from WI lot - noticed calls
Fox Sparrow (Red)  1    1 cg
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  16    16 cg
White-throated Sparrow  6    6 cg
Song Sparrow  6    4 cg, 1 west end, 1 bog blind
Northern Cardinal  4    3 cg, 1 MB
House Finch  21    3 cg, 3 MB, 5 BP, 10 WI lot
American Goldfinch  4    4 cg

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