Yes, folks, I got a lifer today, and it was a GULL! After careful study and a tip from a local birder about the presence of a Glaucous Gull over in Bath (conveniently enough, where I am working!), I was able to score a lifer gull!
Normally, I don't really look at gulls because -- let's face it -- they're ridiculously difficult. Every once in a while, I have been able to spot a different-looking gull and, usually with the aid of other more experienced birders, I am able to confirm an ID. This time, I knew where to look and had studied enough to find the different gull!
Can you spot it (despite my lame digi-binned images)?
How about now:
No? I don't blame you -- it's the crappy photo. How about NOW?
Here he is, flapping his pale pale brownish wings!
That's 373. My slow climb to 400 continues!