Today is the first day of the NCAA basketball tournament, also known as March Madness. Or as I like to call it, the best day of the year.
But this time of year marks the start of a different month-long event along the CT coast - the coastal gull show. For the next few weeks, gulls will likely congregate in large numbers (in the thousands) along the central and western coasts, where in recent years a large plankton concentration/bloom has occurred from March into early April.
These gull numbers, impressive in their own right, sometimes include rarities. 2009's finds included a "Common" Mew and probable Thayer's Gull. Anything is possible.
For more info on this event over the past couple years, click HERE.