6,7 Nov 2009
Antelope Island Causeway
Davis County, Utah
(E-mail from Jack Binch, 6 Nov 2009)
...While I was waiting, a flock of about 150 or so Bonaparte's Gulls moved
closer to the bridge. Every fall when they come in I look for a
Black-legged Kittiwake. [See picture below ] THIS TIME I THINK
I GOT ONE. See the little photo attached. I do not have a book on gulls,
and Sibley does not show the bird well. If someone has a good book, let me
know and I will send a larger photo. YES!!! It is about the size of a
Ring-billed and stands out from the Bonaparte's that it is with.
A Little Gull was discovered in the same place as the Black-legged
Kittiwake the following day. Jack also got a picture of that one.
by Jack Binch