1. English and Scientific names:  Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)

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

3. Locality: Parish:   St. Tammany____________________________________________

   Specific Locality: _Mandeville Lakefront, Jackson Ave Boat Launch ______________________________________________

4. Date(s) when observed:  11/23/2013, 11/25/2013, 11/27/2013, 1/1/2014

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 12:15 pm

6. Reporting observer and address:  Mary Mehaffey, Folsom, LA 70437

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): Tom Trenchard, Janine Robin, Holly Morales, Bill Wayman, Renee’ Sawyer

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Chris Brantley earlier that same day 11/23/2013

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): cloudy, bird out in open

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): 8 x 40 binoculars, excellent condition

11. Distance to bird(s):  10 – 50 feet

12. Duration of observation: 20 minutes

13. Habitat:  Lake Pontchartrain

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

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): gull shaped bird larger than Ring-billed Gull and smaller than Herring Gull, dark bill flesh colored at base, all white plumage with beige speckling all over except on head

16. Voice:  did not call

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):  Glaucous Gull has pink bill with dark tip and is a larger gull bigger than a Herring Gull

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

19. Previous experience with this species:  seen once before 3/12/2013 at garbage dump site in Venice, LA

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

a. at time of observation:  Sibley’s Guide to Birds North America

b. after observation: National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

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

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

23. Date:_2/16/14_________Time:__6:30 am_____