Common Gull (European)

Larus canus canus

ML200614391


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Joel Eckerson
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eBird Checklist S63604579
Gooseberry Neck
Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 41.487, -71.0376 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Flying
Breeding
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Media notes

Observation details

***rare; First county record! First picked up on this bird and realized what it was while driving slowly along the causeway and scanning gulls. After parking the car we ran back down to the bird where we watched for a short while before the bird lifted off the water and circled overhead for a few minutes before gliding in a direct line out of sight along the coast towards Acoaxet/RI. Small petite gull with comparatively dark mantle. Tiny rounded and lightly speckled head with small thin bill which had a limited dark brownish band. Dark reddish iris. In flight it showed large white mirrors on p10-9 and dark p8 lacking white tongue that (L. c. brachyrhynchus) show. Thin white trialing edge along the primaries getting broader in the secondaries unlike other ssp. Some other details in photos comments. *First for hotspot.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/6400 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
333KB
Dimensions
2045 x 1363

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