Monday, January 25, 2010

IVORY GULL - West Point Lake, West Point, GA - 1/25/10 - UPDATED

Hi All,

An IVORY GULL was found, lost, and then relocated today and seen by many at West Point Lake and Dam in western central Georgia!!! In this case the bird does not have to be Near Georgia but can be In Georgia!!!

Posts from Georgia Birders Online:
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1001&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=36484

http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1001&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=36112

http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1001&L=gabo-l&F=&S=&P=35733

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

1/29 UPDATE - This evening the first Georgia record IVORY GULL, an adult, first found at West Point Lake near West Point, Georgia in Troup County on the 25th, the southernmost IVORY GULL on record, and seen, enjoyed, and photographed by many this week, has passed away from injuries probably inflicted by a large predator. Please check Georgia Birders Online (http://listserv.uga.edu/archives/gabo-l.html) for more posted details conerning the gull.

2/9 UPDATE - Results of the necropsy of the Ivory Gull conducted today by Dr. M. Kevin Keel at the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study (SCWDS) at UGA showed that the Ivory Gull was thin though not emaciated, was a male, and had acute aspergillosis. The left lung was covered with plaques (excerpted from Steve Holzman's 2/9 GABO-L post):
http://listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1002&L=gabo-l&P=R9103&m=32089

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