First, big news. I got a message today from local Audubon naturalist Eric Hynes. He was looking at an unusual gull off Back Cove in Portland, possibly a California Gull. By the time I was able to get back to Eric, the bird had been flushed by a dog-walker (curses!) and could not be relocated. I checked a couple spots around the Cove to no avail.
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