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The Glaucous Gull that was reported yesterday was seen this morning at 11:50
a.m. I ran into David Cutler in the parking lot of the 3-story office
building just east of Powerline on Sample Rd. next to a Hertz Rental. All of
the gulls mentioned below were there except the Glaucous. We began checking
all of the rockpits adjacent to the Pompano Beach Landfill until we spotted
a raft of 1500 gulls on a lake on the west side of Powerline Rd.  a little
north of the landfill entrance. On the south side of the lake is Supermix
Concrete and on the north side are apartments. Look for a place to park on
Powerline and scope the gulls. Back-lighting would be helpful.The Glaucous
sticks out like a sore thumb. It is  first year bird and is almost lily
white. Five Lesser-Black-backed Gulls were in the raft. Bruce Purdy called
me at 1:15 p.m. and also saw the gull after receiving our directions. Check
back at the office building site if you can't find it at this lake. The
Tropical Audubon Society trip to Flamingo ESL will probably look for it
Saturday, February 17.

Life is good.

Paul Bithorn
Virginia Gardens, FL
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From: Paul Bithorn <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Monday, February 12, 2001 5:44 PM
Subject: [FLORIDABIRDS-L] Glaucous Gull @ Pompano Beach Landfill


>Juan Villamil and Kevin Sarsfield reported a Glaucous Gull at the Pompano
>Beach Landfill in Broward County on Sunday, February 11, 2001. Take I-95 to
>the Sample Rd. exit and go west to Powerline Rd. Look for an office
building
>on Sample Rd. near where the 2 streets intersect. Go into the parking lot
>and park in the SE? corner of the lot where there is a construction trailer
>on the other side of the fence. Look for a large pile of fill behind the
>trailer next to a rockpit and the bird was seen on the ground on the
>backside(north?)of the pile in the company of Great & Lesser Black-backed,
>Herring, Ring-billed and Laughing Gulls. The gull is white with a little
>cream streaking on the head, probably a first year bird. The aforementioned
>gulls make for excellent comparison in relationship to the Glaucous's color
>and size. I do not have a DeLorme's for better directions as this is my
>office e-mail address(none at home). I will probably look for the gull
early
>Tuesday morning. Please call me at my cell (305) 216-2626 or my office
>(leave message if not there) at (305) 822-9411 if you see the gull and post
>better directions to the TAS and FLORIDABIRDS-L. I am not 100% certain of
>the exact location of the office building in relationship to the
>intersection but its a start. P.S. a Thayer's was seen here in the past.
>Good luck!
>
>Paul Bithorn
>Virginia Gardens
>Miami-Dade County
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