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Overcast with constant rain, sometimes light, others steady; 5-15mph E winds; 45°f; heavy offshore fog and seas of 5-12’. scoped from inside the building they are repairing. Contrary to yesterday, one or both MEGU was nearly always in sight. Probably the best hour of gulling I'll ever have in the county!

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  1. Number observed: 8
  2. Number observed: 6
  3. Number observed: 4
  4. Number observed: 10
  5. Number observed: 4
  6. Number observed: 2
  7. scoter sp.

    Number observed: 30
  8. Number observed: 5
  9. Number observed: 12
  10. Number observed: 1

    Comments: *uncommon in spring. 1st cycle

  11. Number observed: 1

    Comments: *uncommon in county, rare this early. Ad with other gulls.

  12. Number observed: 1

    Comments: **continuing bird found by Marshall yesterday (when he went to see the American Mew found by Vin!) with color band on left leg (74J). Well described and photographed by Marshall yesterday. Clean white head, slender yellow bill with a faint dusky ring, narrow white tips to inner primaries contrasting nicely with the broad tips of the low number secondaries. Apparently only ended up with a couple of poor digiscoped images, as it seemed to stay farther away from us (closer to the water).

  13. Number observed: 1

    Comments: ***mega. First county record of Mew Gull (any ssp) found early yesterday by Vin. Noticeably smaller and more slender than the RBGUs with very small rounded head and very short bill. Smudgy markings on nape and around the eye, broad white tips to inner primaries blending with the tips to the secondaries, and bright white tongues to p8 and 7. Many photos. Seemed to spend all its time picking at the wrack until it flew over to little harbor.

  14. Number observed: 85
  15. Number observed: 45
  16. Number observed: 4

    Comments: **uncommon and high. 2 1st cycles, 2 2nd cycles, as well as a possible adult seen by Maili.

  17. Number observed: 7

    Comments: **rare and high. Part of an influx this weekend (high numbers on the outer cape as well). 3 adults (seen simultaneously), 2 2nd cycles, 1 2nd/3rd cycle, 1 1st cycle that flew before photos.

  18. Number observed: 28
  19. Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 7
  21. Number observed: 10
  22. Number observed: 1
  23. Number observed: 2
  24. Number observed: 1
  25. blackbird sp.

    Number observed: 15