Sunday, March 25, 2007

ENV: Little Gull on Bolivar

Jim Stevenson found this little beauty on Boliar Peninsula Saturday, and dropped me a pic to post for TexBirds. This is a wonderful picture of a true Texas rarity.

Here's Jim's not to TexBirds:
After the TOS work day, Keena and I drove the beach along Bolivar towards Galveston. There were quite a few Bonaparte's Gulls, mostly basic adults, but feeding with them was a young Little Gull. . . The bird is roughly in the middle of the town of Crystal Beach, over on the beach front itself. I'd bet real money it'll be there tomorrow. My advice would be to enter the beach at Rollover and work your way down (WSW) to Crystal Beach (and beyond?), looking through the small gulls for immatures. The bird has far more dark on the crown and wings than any young boney (check the guide).

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Little Gull, Larus minutus
TX: Galveston Co., Crystal Beach, 24 March 2007
photo by Jim Stevenson

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