LOUISIANA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

REPORT FORM

PHOTOS BELOW

     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: Glaucous Gull

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage: One individual present

 

3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) Cameron Parish

Specific Locality: East Jetty Observation Tower, Cameron Parish

 

4. Date(s) when observed: April 12, 2012

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5. Time(s) of day when observed: 8:03 AM

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6. Reporting observer and address: Tom Finnie, Sulphur, LA

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7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): None.

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8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Glaucous Gull reported to have been seen in area a while back. It might possibly the same bird.

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9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Glaucous Gull situated in early AM sun with no shade.

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10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Nikon D300, 400mm lens

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11. Distance to bird(s): Approximately 150 yards

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12. Duration of observation: Approximately 30 minutes

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13. Habitat: Gravel bar on east side of jetties.

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

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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):

 

See attached pictures.

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16. Voice: No vocalization.

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

 

See attached pictures.

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

 

Pictures were photographed by me (see attached pictures).

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19. Previous experience with this species: None

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

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a. at time of observation: None

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b. after observation:Petersonís Field Guide to Birdís of North America

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

 

Pictures were used in lieu of notes.

 

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

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23. Signature of reporter:Thomas Finnie

 

Date: April 13, 2012

 

Time: 4:00 PM

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

 

Yes

 

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

 

Yes

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