Thayer's Gull and more at Crowley Reservoir

Observers: C Howard, R Beach, J Dunn
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Date: 11/17/02
Time: 04:10 PM

Today, 17 Nov 2002, was a five gull day at Crowley. Jon showed us a first winter Thayer's (see photo) and a first winter Herring amid hundreds of California, a smattering of Ring-billeds and one adult Boneparte's. Also surprising were 27 Greater Yellowlegs on the shallow pond north of the Benton Crossing Rd; three sub-adult Bald Eagles and two adults; at least 2 Red-breasted Merganser's, at least a dozen Tundra Swans. Click to enlarge:
Thayer's Gull
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