Thank you folks for finding this great bird, and Dave for getting the word out. I just want to suggest that since the BHGU was hanging with Ring-billed Gulls, and since this is an abundant gull in urban areas throughout Europe, I would keep an eye out for it at Wegmans or other parking lots where Ring-bills gather during the day.
Ken Sent from my iPhone On Feb 9, 2020, at 4:13 PM, David Nicosia <daven102...@gmail.com> wrote: I have noticed a few ebird reports that state I found the BHGU. It was Ken Kemphues who originally found what he thought was a Bonaparte's gull. There were 5 of us, Ken, Diane Morton, Suzanne Giffin, myself and of course Bob McGuire who was leading the field trip. After looking at bird we collectively began thinking BHGU given the larger red bill, very red legs and lighter gray mantle. Ken actually started this conversation. Since the bird would be such a mega rarity we wanted to be 100 percent sure. I sent a photo to Jay McGowan who confirmed it for us. Since I had a decent photo I sent the RBA out. A great bird no doubt. A lifer for me! Glad a lot of folks enjoyed it. Hope it sticks around. Good birding to all!! Best, Dave Nicosia -- 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://email@example.com/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://firstname.lastname@example.org/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/ --