This form is intended as a convenience in reporting observations of species on the Louisiana Bird Records Committee (LBRC) Review List. The LBRC recommends the use of this form or a similar format when submitting records for review (to assure that all pertinent information is accounted for). Attach additional pages as necessary. Please print or type. Attach xerox of field notes, drawings, photographs, or tape recordings, if available. Include all photos for more obscurely marked species. When completed, mail to Secretary, Louisiana Bird Records Committee, c/o Museum of Natural Science, 119 Foster Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3216.

1. English and Scientific names:

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage):

3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) __________Jefferson__________________________________

Specific Locality: _Elmerís Island ________________________________________________________

4. Date(s) when observed: 3/1/2011 (through 3/5/2011 per photos)

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 8:45 am

6. Reporting observer and address: Colin Boeh- droppingnext@hotmail.com

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):

Alison Kocek- akocek@vt.edu

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s):

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):Good lighting, partly cloudy, side lit

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition):

Bushnell Elite spotting scope, 60x

11. Distance to bird(s):

70 meters

12. Duration of observation:

3 min.

13. Habitat:

Inlet, intertidal sandbar

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation):Roosting, Flying

15. Description (include only what was actually seen, not what "should" have been seen; include if possible: total length/relative size compared to other familiar species, body bulk, shape, proportions, bill, eye, leg, and plumage characteristics. Stress features that separate it from similar species):Pink legs, Appeared several inches larger than nearby Herring Gulls, Adult breeding plumage, crown and nape virtually white with very little streaking, bright red spot on bill,

16. Voice: n/a

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):

Lesser Black-backed and Kelp Gull were eliminated by relative size and leg color

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?):

these were taken on march 5th a few days after my initial report. Same place, same plumage, assumptively the same individual.

19. Previous experience with this species:

Iím from the northeast, this baby is a dirt bird up there

20. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):

No aids were needed

a. at time of observation:

b. after observation:

21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); ___Y__memory.

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain:


23. Signature of reporter: _______Colin Boeh_______________________Date:_3/2/2011_________Time:__9:18_____

24. May the LBRC have permission to display this report or
portions of this report on its webite? _________Yes_______________

If yes, may we include your name with the report? __Yes________________

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