The best time to check for gulls at Westmorelands is oddly enough a nice weekend afternoon with lots of people feeding the ducks and gulls. A female Eurasian Wigeon was present, but I didn’t get any pictures this time. Yesterday’s brief visit was targeting Thayer’s Gull. We found a nice adult.
And a first cycle bird …
The most interesting gull was this 2nd cycle Nelson’s Gull (Glaucous x Herring Gull) or at least that’s what I believe this is. Please let me know if you think otherwise. The nicely bi-colored bill is reminiscent of a young Glaucous Gull. The iris of the bird was somewhat dusky.
Mill Pond near Lacamas Lake in Camas produced the Tufted Duck. I only obtained documentation quality shots of it, but a long tuft, the bright white flanks and black back make the id real easy.
A brief stop at Captain Clark Park yielded the Red-naped Sapsucker reported earlier.
Overall a great afternoon.