5 Apr - Little Gull, Southport

My plan for the day was to sort through the large gull congregations that had been present along the Fairfield County coastline. Upon arriving in Milford late this morning, it quickly became evident that the gull numbers were quite low. Recalling Frank Mantlik's report of a Little Gull in Southport yesterday evening, I headed down to Sasco Creek and relocated what was presumably the same bird among 1000+ Bonaparte's Gulls. The flock was very tame, allowing prolonged close views.

This bird had a strong salmon-pink wash on its underparts.

- NB


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