01 April 2015

Monthly Notables March 2015

March 2015
  1. Kamchatka Gull (adult). Lynn, Massachusets. 01 March 2015.*
  2. California Gull (adult).Clarksville, Indiana. 01 March 2015.
  3. Kamchatka Gull (adult). Lynn, Massachusetts. 04 March 2015.** 
  4. Heermann's Gull (2nd cycle). Pima County, Arizona. 17 March 2015.
  5. California Gull (adult). Lake County, Indiana. 17 March 2015.
  6. Slaty-backed Gull (adult). Marquette, Michigan. 22 March 2015.
  7. Little Gull (adult). Hall County, Georgia. 23 March 2015.
Of note this month is an important lesson to be learned about under-monitored areas. David Brown and company found 3 first county records in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania at the Williamsport Dam: Glaucous Gull (1st cycle - 24 March), Kumlien's Gull (2nd cycle - 29 March) and Lesser Black-backed Gull (1st cycle - 30 March). The observers feel this rash of new county records is due to an increase in effort and isn't likely due to an unusual occurrence.

*Apparent northeast Asian taxon, Kamchatka Gull (L.c. kamtschatschensis).
** Amazingly, a second adult Kamchatka Gull (a noticeably smaller bird) was also found in Lynn (the same site as the 01 March bird).