Thursday, February 19, 2009

Little Gull, Black-headed Gull and a Razorbill

This adult Little Gull joined the group of 300 Bonaparte's Gulls at the Concrete Ship this morning. The black in the underwing stands out at quite a distance and can be picked up with the naked eye. It also has a fluttery flight with rounded wings which sets it apart from the Bonaparte's Gulls. The adult Black-headed Gull was also in the flock but was more difficult to pick out since it wasn't flying around as much. While watching the gulls milling around, this Razorbill unexpectedly flew out of the bay fairly close. These birds may be related to the strong S/SSE winds that were blowing most of the day yesterday and into the night.

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