I went to Smithville looking for Doug Willis'
zooties this afternoon. That was gull watching the way I like it! There were
sizeable concentrations of gulls on two roofs at both the Liitle Platte and Camp
Branch marinas and others easily observed swimming or loafing on the shore
I found Doug's KUMLIEN'S GULL, as expected, on
one roof of the Little Platte marina. Also on the same roof was an adult
THAYER'S GULL, probably the same individual that I found in the Crow's Creek
cove last week. (It is only lightly streaked.)