California Gull

Larus californicus

ML145818891


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David Sibley
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eBird Checklist S53938538
Turners Falls Power Canal
Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 42.5949, -72.5772 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
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Observation details

Adult, stood out right away as it swam with Ring-billed Gull and Herring Gull, with distinctly darker mantle. Once in the scope there was no question of identification, with round head, dark eye, extensive black in wingtips, intermediate size. It seemed to be comfortable sleeping, but suddenly took off at 10:55 with a couple of Herring Gulls, circled up to a few hundred feet, and headed NW over the treetops. A check of Barton Cove did not refind it.

Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
f-stop
f/6.9
Focal length
172 mm
Shutter speed
1/250 sec
ISO
80
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
664KB
Dimensions
1716 x 1288

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