Launched the Zodiac yesterday afternoon for a few hours of bread tossing... I was hoping to maybe get some Pomarine Jaegers hanging around after Sandy - but I'm starting to think they've probably vamoosed on these persistent north winds ... Shame...
What I DID get, was some gulls
3 Juv Lesser Black-backed Gulls
1 Juv Kumlien's (or better yet, a Kumlien's/Thayer's genetic grab-bag)
6-7 Great Black-backed Gulls
1 Bonaparte's Gull
(all of these birds were Juv's except 1 GBBG)
1 ad Bald Eagle flying high when I got back to shore
Took a bunch of pictures in some sweet light.... Haven't edited them properly, but did a few "rapid edits" to get online as blog material ...
Above: photo quiz?! Name all species and ages
Kumlien's + Thayer's =
They're calling for NE winds around 30-35kmh for today (Nov 7th), so I'm planning on doing some lakewatching... Not sure what could possibly happen that would compare with the insanity we had with Superstorm Sandy, but I kind of enjoy being at the lake regardless of what I actually see, so yeah! That's the plan...