Sabine's Gull

Xema sabini

ML44398571


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Jeff R. Wilson
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eBird Checklist S19808206
Mississippi River--Dacus Bar (TN)
Shelby, Tennessee, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 35.1552, -90.0715 Map

Age
Immature
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
Field notes/sketch;

Media notes

Observation details

This bird was sitting on a sandbar with 5 Caspian Terns when we first located it. We at first thought it to be a small tern but the silhouette showed the bird to have a very small head and long wings. We were able to view the bird in flight and immediately noticed the white triangles on the wings along with the dark back and darker primaries. The tail was short and slightly forked with a black bar on the end. We watched the bird for about 5 minutes before it flew over the MS River bridge and out of sight traveling south. This bird was unmistakably a young Sabine's Gull.

Technical Information

Model
iPhone 6
Lens model
iPhone 6 back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
f-stop
f/2.2
Focal length
4.2 mm
Shutter speed
1/30 sec
ISO
64
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,774KB
Dimensions
3264 x 2448

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