Unusual Sight Record for Utah
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Utah Bird Records Committee

Rec. # 2013-94
Western Gull

Date first observed:    6 Dec 2013
 West Valley City, Salt Lake County


  • 6 Dec 2013 - Mike Hearell [Record #2013-94] (photos)

Sight Records:


Records Committee Review:

  Date Posted


1st round: 7 Dec 2013 9 acc
Completed: 28 Jan 2014 Accepted


Summary:  The excellent photos show the field marks that distinguish this as a Western Gull.  ("... the slate gray upperparts, white head, neck, and underparts, a large thick yellow bill with a red gonydeal spot, pink legs, mostly black primaries with small white tips, white scapular and tertial cresents, white skirt, and larger and bulkier compared to nearby California Gulls").
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