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 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


Popular posts from this blog

Warblers in Flight: A Photographic Collection

Last winter's gull review

Iceland in April