Sabine Gull at Mono Lake, California
Sabine Gull at Mono Lake, California.-On September 16, 1951, while standing on the shore of Mono Lake in Mono County, California, watching the thousands of grebes and phalaropes, I was surprised to see a Sabine Gull (Xema sabini) flying low over the water and close to me. Size, shape, and color were all carefully checked through high-power binoculars although the bird was close enough for determination of species with the naked eye. It was interesting to note the dark head even at this late date. Searching the literature I find only one record for this same locality, that cited by Grinnell and Miller (Pac. Coast Avif. No. 27, 1944:171) as follows: “at Mono Lake, Mono County, in September, 1901 (W. K. Fisher, Condor, 4, 1902:lO) .“--EARLE R. GREENE, Oxnard, California, October 3,1951.