Monday, March 13, 2017 Glaucous Gull

Seward, Alaska

Hundreds of gulls hunkered down in the north wind at the mouth of Fourth of July Creek.  I scanned the white mass of wind-strewn feathered snowballs. Most were MEW GULLS and GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULLS, with some BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES. But there, standing a little apart, was a large, pink-legged, white gull with a yellow eyes and a pink bill tipped with black: a second winter GLAUCOUS GULL!

As wave after wave took off, the Glaucous Gull finally joined the wheeling, crying cloud, once again invisible in the mass, stroking out to feed on herring bait balls.

Happy Birding!
Carol Griswold

Seward Sporadic Bird Report Reporter

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