Thursday, November 15, 2012
Herring Gull in Tucson!
Late Tuesday a Herring Gull was reported 9 miles from my house. This is a very rare gull in Arizona away from the lower Colorado River Valley. It would be a new county and state bird for me. I made up my mind that I would wake up early and try for it before work. I arrived at Lakeside Park before sunrise and spotted the dirty brown gull flying around the "lake". The last one I had seen was in San Diego almost five years ago. Score, just what the doctor ordered! I snapped a few pics and raced off to work.