return to possible Slaty-backed Gull in Davis


possible first winter Slaty-backed Gull
November, 1998; Davis, CA


STANDING SHOTS (click here for flight shots)
Fig 2) This bird was capable of a very long-necked look when alert. Photo by Mike Rogers, copyright 1998.


Fig 4) For size comparison, that's a California Gull near it. Photo by Marcel Holyoak, copyright 1998.


Fig 5) Compare the bill shapes. The Herring in the front left has a slightly longer and thinner bill. This difference was consistent with all the Herring Gulls seen near it. Photo by Marcel Holyoak, copyright 1998.


Fig 6) The eye smudge was more obvious under certain lighting. Photo by Marcel Holyoak, copyright 1998.