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