Friday, September 28, 2012

Mew Gull Miracle

Yesterday I briefly viewed a adult Mew Gull at the Sault Ste. Marie Landfill.
I was very distressed not to have gotten even a record shot. I returned today and after 2 hours nearly gave up. Then I noted this jigger about 6 feet away drinking from a puddle. An immaculate juvenile Mew Gull. A flock must have been waylaid onto Lake Superior and they are floating around mixed up with the Ring-billeds.

No previous records of this species exist for the area evenly the intensively birded Whitefish Point.

This is short and sweet as I wanted to get the pictures up.

Kirk Zufelt
Sault Ste. Marie

Juvenile Mew Gull-SSM Landfill Sept28/12