[Ontbirds]Pomerine Jaeger and Little Gulls still in Barrie
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Sat Nov 5 07:58:35 EST 2005
Yesterday (Fri Nov 4) Mary Schuster and I spent the day in Barrie studying
and photographing the gulls. The POMERINE JAEGER was still present,
spending most of it's time on the water close to shore. (for information on
id of this bird refer to Jean Iron's previous Ontbirds post) There are many
(impossible to count but I would agree with Jean's estimate of at least 20)
LITTLE GULLS among the hundreds of BONAPARTE'S. The birds were feeding
close to shore allowing very close looks. This is an excellent chance to
study Little Gulls. Jean told us she saw the FRANKLIN'S GULL early in the
morning, but to my knowledge it was not seen again for the rest of the day.
We also had a flyby of 3 SNOW BUNTINGS.
Directions as per Jean Iron
From Highway 400 take the Essa Rd exit to Tiffin Ave. Turn right on Tiffin
and continue to the waterfront boat ramp. There's lots of free parking.
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