Possible Slaty-backed Gull in Connecticut?

The 1st Winter Challenge

Julian Hough has been in touch and is welcoming informed comment on this first winter (2cy) gull. It’s an interesting realm, given only adult Slaty-backs have been identified in Europe. While expected, the trickier first winters are more likely to get overlooked. This bird is a good example of the challenge and the process.

Story and photos on Julian’s website

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One Response to Possible Slaty-backed Gull in Connecticut?

  1. Jan Jörgensen (JanJ) says:

    Hi Martin.

    As you might have seen – more pic of this SBG candidate – which seems like a good candidate on several features – here:http://www.shorebirder.com/2013/02/first-cycle-slaty-backed-gull-in-ct.html
    However, who dares to claim such a bird in such age class as a SBG, I believe no one, except perhaps Peter. A 🙂


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