Reported in The Sibley Field Guide to Birds as “Very Rare” is a Black-headed Gull. We managed to see two separate flocks of these birds on our trip across Alberta and Saskatchewan. This is a lifer for me!
This entry was posted on 2015/07/04 by Robin. It was filed under Birds and was tagged with birds, Black-headed Gull, Gulls, Herbert, Lifer, Pond, Rare, Saskatcheway.
WOW! What a treat it is to get another lifer.
2015/07/05 at 2:27 am
Ruth, thanks! Yes, it sure is!
2015/07/05 at 2:29 am
A lifer! And a rare bird, at that. Congratulations.
2015/07/06 at 2:26 am
Pat, thanks so much! I was very happy to see them!
2015/07/06 at 4:03 am
Oh! What makes this different than a Bonaparte’s Gull?
2015/07/06 at 3:51 am
Dianne, good question! The predominant reason is the fact that these guys have red bill and feet and legs, where the Bonipart has black. The Bonipart is also a bit bigger.
2015/07/06 at 4:06 am
Dianne, of course I should have spelt it Bonaparte!
2015/07/06 at 4:08 am
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