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Pacific Gull at Bournda Environment Education Centre

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Larus pacificus at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 26 Apr 2018
Larus pacificus at Bournda Environment Education Centre - 26 Apr 2018

Identification history

Water & Shore bird Larus pacificus 6 May 2018 SteveBurrows
Water & Shore bird Larus pacificus 5 May 2018 SteveBurrows
Unidentified 5 May 2018 RyuCallaway

Author's notes

Need ID help for this one. Large seabird which we didn't notice until it had already flown over us, on a beach at Bournda National Park. Initial impression from behind was a large raptor around sea-eagle size. It then continued to fly directly away from us (north into the sun) for 100s of metres (probably well over a km in total), before it finally briefly turned back towards the sea and I could now tell that it was a sea bird. Hope these photos are sufficient as they were all I managed and severely cropped.

5 comments

   5 May 2018
Bit hard to tell, how about a Pacific Gull
LizAllen wrote:
   5 May 2018
The bill looks bit like Pacific Gull .
   5 May 2018
Hello Ryu, I've suggest Pacific Gull but will wait for your reply before I confirm it, as you were there, there have been a few juveniles around since late March.
   6 May 2018
Thanks guys, gull hadn't even occured to me as I hadn't realised they were so large! Are you confident about Pacific vs Kelp Gull for that location?
   6 May 2018
I have only seen pacific gulls here usually around May but there were some around in late March this year

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  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

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