Subject: [Tweeters] Five Gull Day in the San Juans Date: Jul 27 16:37:45 2009 From: Monika Wieland - monika.wieland at gmail.com
While working a long day on the water yesterday (July 26th), I spotted no fewer than five different gull species throughout the day. Oftentimes, I'll only see the resident glaucous-winged gulls, but with some migrants coming through its easier to boost that number. Five is still a record in one day for me.
The highlight of the day was seeing my first Bonaparte's gulls of the season, including some still in breeding plumage with black heads. Also on the list were immature mew gulls, a western gull, and lots of Heermann's gulls.
Good birding, Monika Wieland Friday Harbor, WA http://orcawatcher.blogspot.com