The BioFiles - Bill Hubick

Thayer's Gull (Larus glaucoides)

Genus Larus  / Family Laridae  / Order Charadriiformes  / Class Aves  / Phylum Chordata  / Kingdom Animalia

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008). Found by Mikey Lutmerding, this rare gull was one of the most confiding rare birds we've ever encountered. After hiding from me for all these years in Maryland, I thought it was quite kind and appropriate.

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

A first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008).

Me with a first-cycle Thayer's Gull in Wicomico County, Maryland (11/23/2008). Eventually it was time to go, but not without our memories. We'd become good friends, and we agreed to keep in touch. Here's a photo of me, Big Lens, and the Thayer's Gull by Mikey Lutmerding. Raising the bar on documentation...


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Thayer's Gull (Larus glaucoides) - Map

For now, here's a fun heat map representation of my personal sightings in iNaturalist courtesy of iNaturalist.