Daily Observations

Sunday: I had a basketball game and stopped by Swan Lake on my way there, but did not spend much time outside otherwise. Weather: Temperatures were warmer. There was water on the surface of the ice at Swan Lake, but the lake was still pretty much entirely iced over. Birds: Mallards and the Cackling Goose … Read more

Hybrid Gulls?

(click to see slightly larger version) I took this picture last February at Swan Lake. Currently, my best guess is that this is a hybrid gull, possibly Glaucous-winged x American Herring Gull, or a somewhat odd (to my eyes) Thayer’s Gull. I eliminate pure Glaucous-winged Gull because of the very dark on the primaries. I … Read more