Laughing Gull

Leucophaeus atricilla

ML94632741



eBird Checklist S44599149
Leaser Lake
Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 40.6786, -75.8367 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Very rare for county. Near north boat launch. Larger, fully hooded gull with dark gray back, red bill, dark pink legs, dark primaries above and below with dark tips, and prominent white eye arcs. Side by side with a Bonaparte’s for size and mantle hue comparison. A few freehand digiscoped iPhone pics attached. New personal county bird. Found at 12:05, flew out to the north at 12:25. Waited twenty minutes to see if it would circle back but no luck. With weather conditions, very possible it will drop back in. Update: first eBird record for Lehigh, and I haven’t collected any previous records in my notes for the county. Seems odd that this would be a new county bird but I’ll ask around. Update 2: Mark Boyd reported one 10/30/2012 at Schantz Road in Fogelsville. Also trying to track down an historic record from LVIA, probably in the 1990s. Seems this may be the third county record...

Technical Information

Model
iPhone 7
Lens model
iPhone 7 back camera 3.99mm f/1.8
f-stop
f/1.8
Focal length
4 mm
Shutter speed
1/441 sec
ISO
20
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
881KB
Dimensions
2470 x 2344

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