Friday, January 28, 2011

Landfill today

A few hours at the Windsor Landfill today were so-so. Gull numbers were decent but not great at ~1500. Enough to pull in something good though. Turnover seemed poor but I was finding new individuals throughout my stay, so there must have been some comings and goings.

Highlights were few...an adult LBBG and a third cycle "Kumlien's" Iceland Gull. There were also a couple interesting young Herring Gulls but nothing really suggestive of a different taxon. I already have a headache tonight so I'll spare the HEGU photos, except for two wing-tagged birds.

**According to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the tagged/banded Herring Gulls were banded in the Quabbin area of Massachusetts. I will post more info as I receive it from them.**


Lesser Black-backed Gull


"Kumlien's" Iceland Gull




tagged adult Herring Gull, '11' on left wing and 'K11" on right wing


Herring Gull 'K7'; both wing-tagged HEGUs had leg bands as well (blue on left leg, silver on right leg)

- NB

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