Friday, January 30, 2009

What Gulls Do You See?

This is a picture of the Dog Bar breakwater, outside of Gloucester, Mass. As a guy used to seeing only white-winged gull at a time, I as amazed at how many were on this single breakwater. How many white-winged gulls can you find? (Click to enlarge)

While I'm at it, here are a lot of other, better pictures taken by Doug Hitchcox from our Mass/Ivory Gull trip last weekend. Why are there no Ivory Gull pictures? Because when we finally got to Plymouth, the bird was, like, a mile out and the arctic wind was blowing at 400 miles per second, slicing through my skin and turning my marrow into icicles. Hey, we saw it, though. Other than that slight disappointment, it was a great day.

Lapland Longspur

White-winged Crossbill

Iceland Gull

Tons of gulls following a fishing boat


Patrick B. said...

Having just returned from there and having walked a good part of the Dog Bar, I can say that I think there are proabbly 5 species of gulls there. Herring, Ring-billed, GBB, Iceland Gull, and probably Glaucous Gull.

John B. said...

I see at least five white-winged gulls in the first photograph.

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