Subject: [Tweeters] Black-tailed Gull & Franklin's Gull in Tacoma this Date: Sep 22 19:10:00 2011 From: mattxyz at earthlink.net - mattxyz at earthlink.net
Well, Blair was right --- soon after he left 'the' spot, Tina Klein-Lebbick & I took a break to go look over at Dash Point pier for Guy's birds. No luck there, but when we came back, Ruth Sullivan was the only person still watching the gull flock. And sure enough, she had pulled out the Black-tailed Gull again. Today, it was hanging out on the far logs -- the place where the logs are several deep. We watched as it slept for a bit then did a bit of obliging stretching to show all the field marks.
Afterwards, on a tip from Ruth, I headed over to the end of Alexander Dr -- Accessed by taking Taylor off Marine View Dr., then jogging over to Alexander -- drive around the warehouse at the end, and a large gull flock was hanging out on the empty cement. And the Franklin's Gull was present giving great views. Also 3 Least Sandpipers.