Saturday, December 10, 2016
NONBREEDING HARTLAUB'S GULL, STONY POINT, BETTY'S BAY, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA
We can ID this gull as a nonbreeding Hartlaub's Gull by its pale grey back and upper wings, completely white head, dark eyes and dark bill and legs (bill and legs are actually dark red, but in light we had they look black). This gull is a non-migratory breeding resident endemic to the Atlantic Ocean coastline of South Africa and Namibia.
Hartlaub's Gull is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 483.