Heermann's Gull (Larus heermanni), Mittry Lake, Yuma County
This Heermann's Gull was
discovered by Chris McCreedy and Michael Lester and photographed by Chris McCreedy
and David Powell on 06 April 2013.
Gull is a casual visitor to Arizona from the Gulf of
California and occurs nearly year round, but most
records from late fall. Although there are more than 35
records of Heermann's Gull in Arizona, it is the most
notorious "one day wonder" and only a few have ever stayed in
one location for more than a day.
One of the most beautiful and unmistakable gulls. Adults with a white head, slate gray body, darker gray mantle, black legs, and a deep orange-red bill.
06 April 2013, photo by Chris McCreedy
06 April 2013, photo by David Powell
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Submitted on 06 April 2013