Since I wasn't sure if there would be any other photos of the "string-
of-pearls" pattern, I already posted an image of this on the MOU
website's Recently Seen page. Kim Eckert
On Nov 30, 2009, at 2:03 PM, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Mike Hendrickson just called to report that as of 2:00 PM today
> (11/30) the Slaty-backed Gull is still posing for portraits at Canal
> Park. Mike was able to obtain a couple of in flight shots that will
> hopefully show this species' diagnostic "string of pearls" produced
> by whitish supapical tongue tips in the middle primaries (p5 though
> p7 or p8).
> Thanks to Karl Bardon for refinding this bird and getting the word
> out so that other birders could admire this Siberian gull.
> Peder H. Svingen
> Duluth, MN
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