Very small images of a distant gull, taken with my point-and-hope camera from about 200 yds away. Note the Great Blue Heron and American Coots in some of the images for size comparison. This bird was first discovered by Byron Stone and Tim Fennell a few days earlier and documented in eBird checklists:
Byron and Tim probably have much better images of this bird but I can't find an online link at the moment. This constituted a first Llano Co. record.
Doheny State Beach, Orange County, California - January 2009 - Photo by Matt Brady
Holiday North Day Use unit. Rare bird for county
This bird appeared somewhat larger than nearby ring-billed gulls. Another birder on site identified it as a glaucous gull, but I have been unable to confirm. I have 42 photos if anyone is interested.
The Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) is a large gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of the northern hemisphere and the Atlantic coasts of Europe. It is migratory, wintering from in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans as far south as the British Isles and northernmost states of the USA, also on the Great Lakes. A few birds sometimes reach the southern USA and northern Mexico.