[CT Birds] Update RE: Dark-eyed Iceland...or...long beach
PCOMINS at audubon.org
Wed Apr 6 13:29:09 EDT 2016
I'm strongly leaning towards a very dark-winged and dark-eyed Iceland Gull for this bird. The darkest one I've had in CT. I might venture to call it a "tweener" and would certainly not pass as a Kumlien's Iceland Gull on the west coast, but it won't pass as a Thayer's on the east coast (I think). I could send pics if anyone would like to see them.
Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
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From: Comins, Patrick
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 12:08 PM
To: CT Birds List <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Dark-eyed Iceland...or...long beach
I just had a dark-eyed, adult Iceland/Thayer's type at Long Beach. Photos taken. Unfortunately someone let their Rhodesian ridgeback chase away all the gulls and it is now about 100 yards offshore
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