Lesser B-B Gull and Red-breasted Sapsucker
I saw Tom Benson posted this earlier so I didn't rush out to post. I had missed on the BB Gull earlier in the morning but headed back down around 10:45 or so. I parked by the main life guard station and walked towards the Jetty in front of the Hotel Del. Nothing special at first. I saw Stan and Tanya and that had a brief sighting by the jetty so I continued there, but saw nothing but a couple of Surf Birds and Black Turnstones. I went past the Jetty and saw a gull come in from around the first tall building south of the Del. It circled a few times, and at one point, showed it's legs so it really caught my attention, then finally landed on the roof of this Hotel. I called Tom Benson and shot him a couple of photo's which he blessed. As Tom was walking my way, he re-found it on the beach and called me back so we got some great looks up close of this bird. Thank you again Tom. i have included a comfy laying down pic of the bird on my checklist. If anyone needs to see additional detail, I have a pic of it up on the roof where you can see the yellow legs.
Earlier, we met John Bruin and Ter Hurst up at Westernhills Park to get the Red-breasted Sapsucker. While we were watching it, a second one appeared and all 4 of us, (Camille too), saw both birds at the same time.
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