Good call, Josh. That’s a first cycle Glaucous Gull, and you’ve described all the right characteristics.
I had a first cycle at the Cornell compost on Stevenson Road last Saturday, likely the same bird. Best, Kevin From: bounce-123265321-3493...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-123265321-3493...@list.cornell.edu> On Behalf Of Joshua Snodgrass Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4:54 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] ID help? white winged gull sp. on Stewart Park ice edge. Hi friends, Sorry if this is an inappropriate venue for this question. I saw what I believe was a 1st winter Glaucous Gull on the ice edge at Stewart Park as viewed from East Shore Park. I have little experience with white winged gull species. Through the scope the bird was all white with light brownish tonal markings. The bill seemed large and straight through the scope, with a clear dark tip and pale pinkish base (no fading to black), pink base was about 3/4 of bill length. Size was difficult to judge at that distance, but seemed as large as the nearby herring gulls, and seemed to have a relatively flat head. I've attached a link to my eBird checklist with poor digiscoped photos. Any experts out there willing to help a beginning guller? Thanks, Josh https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51970707 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --