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 Post subject: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 24 10:52 am 
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Ilya Povalyaev currently has a Black-headed Gull at the Turf Farm on 72nd St.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 24 11:47 am 
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The BHGU is giving the three of us good views now at 10:45am he's close to the road and viewable with bins. This is a 1st winter bird.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 24 12:02 pm 
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YES!
Finally one in 72nd I'm so twitching it today!

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 24 12:05 pm 
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Nice Katya!

This is the 3rd confirmed sighting for the province of BC this year.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 24 3:59 pm 
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BHGU is still present at south end of turf farm as of 3pm. In the ditch behind us is a ruddy duck.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 24 6:51 pm 
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Here is a shot I got of the bird today.

ImageRecord shot of Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) - Delta, BC by Birdergirl, on Flickr

Big Congrats to Ilya on his great find today!

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 25 12:17 am 
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Here are some incredible shots that Raymond Ng got of the gull today:

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 25 1:16 pm 
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Raymond Ng says the BHGU is unfortunately not present at the turf farm this morning.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 25 4:00 pm 
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Ken Klimko let me know that he had the BHGU today at 10:30 am, 30 meters from the road at the SE corner of the turf farm on 72nd St.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 25 8:26 pm 
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Doug Bamford had the BHGU today at the turf farm at 3pm.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 27 2:31 pm 
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Still there same area around noon today.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 27 2:48 pm 
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Fantastic congrats Mario!

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 28 10:58 am 
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Here are two nice photos that Ilya Povalyaev got on Christmas Eve when he found it.

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Here is also one by young birder Katya Kondratyuk, that she also took on Christmas Eve, when she got her lifer! Congrats Katya.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Dec 30 12:31 pm 
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Monica Nugent has the BHGU at the turf farm now.

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 Post subject: Re: RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL in Delta
PostPosted: Jan 01 2:02 pm 
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BHGU continues at Turf Farm at 72nd.

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