1. English and Scientific names: Iceland Gull   Larus glaucoides

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

     One (1), 1st winter, plumage in good shape.

3. Locality: Parish:   St. Tammany Parish_________________________________________

   Specific Locality: __Mandeville boat launch_____________________________________________

4. Date(s) when observed: 29/Nov/2013

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 8:30-10:00 am

6. Reporting observer and address:

     Michael Musumeche

     1621 Southwood Dr.

     New Iberia, LA 70560



7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): Kevin Leigh, Jay Huner, Joseph Vallee, Judith O’Neale

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): Excellent

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Swa. 10x42

11. Distance to bird(s): 5 meters

12. Duration of observation: Off and on for 1½ hours

13. Habitat: Large lake front

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

Bird was actively feeding and resting with other gull species.

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):

Overall dingy white with light brown dorsal striations, very light brown ventral, head almost white, eyes dark, bill dark, legs pinkish, rounded head

16. Voice: none noted

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): Glaucous Gull head shape, bill color, larger size than Iceland Gull

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

       Yes, several sent to Paul Conover.

19. Previous experience with this species: Yes

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

Sibley Guide to Birds

a. at time of observation:

b. after observation: yes

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

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

23. Date:__30/Nov/2013________Time:___7:30 am____