LOUISIANA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

REPORT FORM

     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:

Iceland Gull,Larus glaucoides

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

1-1st winter

3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish)

St Tammany Parish

Specific Locality:

Mandeville, shore of Lake Pontchartrain

4. Date(s) when observed:

November 24, 2013.

5. Time(s) of day when observed:

11:30 AM

6. Reporting observer and address:

Dave Patton, Lafayette. davepatton122@gmail.com

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

Mac Myers

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

Same bird found by Chris Brantley on 11/23/13.

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

Full sun, several angles.

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

Binocs and 300mm lens

11. Distance to bird(s):

20 feet

12. Duration of observation:

15 minutes

13. Habitat:

lake shore

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

Associating with mixed flock of gulls. Laughing, Ring-billed and a couple of Herring.

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 photos. A little larger than the Ring-billed. Rounded head with dark eye. Bill dull red at base and dark at the tip. Legs flesh colored. Breast and belly white peppered with pale gray. Rump, undertail, and tail white with pale brown barring. Primaries and secondaries look white in the field without dark markings. Photos show some faint baring and dark shading, but well on the way to being bleached out. .

16. Voice:Not recorded

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

Looks good for a bleached Kumlienís Gull, but field guides caution that Kulienís can not be safely determined in the field at this age.

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

Dave Patton - attached

19. Previous experience with this species:

none

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

a. at time of observation:

Mac Myers, Sibleys,Gulls of NA by Howell and Dunn.

b. after observation:

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

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

Looks good for Iceland complex.

23. Signature of reporter: Dave Patton

Date:_11/25/13, edited _________

Time:__2:00 PM_____

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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