California Gull Records

346-01-2017 California Gull Butler

Species: California Gull (Larus californicus)

Number of Individuals observed:  1

Date of Sighting:  12/3/2017

County :   Butler

Location :  Moraine State Park (Lake Arthur)

GPS Coordinates:  40.941625, -80.087246

Observer(s):  Geoff Malosh, Jeff McDonald, Lauren Nagoda, et al.

Date of Submission:  1/31/2018

Submitted by:  Geoff Malosh

Written Description: Yes                 Photo: Yes                Specimen:     no   Recording:  no

eBird Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40897671

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

346-01-2012 California Gull

The committee applauds the written description provided by McWilliams with this submission. The observer’s careful description of bare part patterning/coloration, iris color, and orbital ring color – characteristics that were either difficult or impossible to evaluate in the photo – made this a very straightforward review.

Species: California Gull Larus californicus

Date of Sighting: 29 January 2012 to 29 January 2012
County : ERIE     Location : PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK
Observer(s): Jerry McWilliams
Date of Submission: 2012
Submitted by: Jerry McWilliams
Written Description: Yes     Photo: Yes     Specimen: No Recording: No

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

346-01-2007 California Gull

California Gull — Tullytown, Bucks County; January 13, 2007. Photo by Sandra Keller.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

346-02-2006 California Gull

This photo shows the bird’s mantle shade, which is a little darker than the larger Herring Gulls on the right. The red and black marks on the bill are noticeable here along with the dark eye on the clean white, rounded head.

California Gull — Lake Nockamixon, Bucks County; March 25, 2006. Photos by Gerry Dewaghe.

This photo shows the bird’s lighter mantle color in comparison to the two similar-sized Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the right.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

346-03-2005 California Gull

California Gull — Presque Isle State Park, Erie County; November 20, 2005. Photos by Ben Coulter. This photo shows the bird’s greenish-yellow legs, the dark iris, the red and black markings on the bill, and the darker mantle color in comparison to the surrounding Ring-billed Gulls.

This photo shows the bird’s greenish-yellow legs, the long, pointed wingtips, and the darker mantle color in comparison to the surrounding Ring-billed Gulls.

 

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

346-01-2005 California Gull

California Gull — Conejohela Flats, Lancaster County; May 14, 2005. Photo by Frank Haas. This photo shows the bird’s greenish-yellow legs, the dark iris, the red and black markings on the bill, and the darker mantle color in comparison to the adjacent Ring-billed Gull.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

346-02-2004 California Gull

California Gull — Presque Isle State Park, Erie County; November 26, 2004. Photos by Ben Coulter. This photo shows the bird’s greenish-yellow legs, the heavily-streaked head, and the darker mantle color in comparison to the Ring-billed Gulls on the left.

This photo shows the black extending well inward on the wing from the outer primaries.

This photo shows the underwing, revealing the dusky band running down along the trailing edge. 

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed

346-01-2002 California Gull

California Gull — Presque Isle State Park, Erie County; November 24, 2002. Photo by Ben Coulter. This photo shows the bird’s dark iris, the red and black markings on the bill, and the darker mantle color in comparison to the Ring-billed and Herring Gull.

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Posted in Accepted, Class I - Photograph, Completed
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