13 February 09
Albino Herring Gull
I went on a short jaunt at lunchtime today with a colleague to look for a reported lesser black-backed gull just north of Davis. We didn’t find it, but we found a group of birders on this spectacular white gull with a startling yellow-orange bill. The experts pronounced it an albino herring gull. I’m not sure I could ever come up with something like that… But it was a gorgeous bird in the field gently flooding in the rain.