Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2nd-summer Little Gull

This is my second Little Gull 'find' in the last week, both at Ferry Meadows CP, Peterborough. After a party of three very early adults on Gunwade Lake last Friday, it was another surprise to find this well-hooded second-summer bird today (Wednesday) on the same lake. Its age is betrayed by the thin black streaks near the tips of the primaries (absent in full adults).
When I found the bird the weather was deeply cloudy and miserable, but I ventured (by bike, of course) round to the far side of the lake to photograph the gull none the same. Luckily, after an hour or so the cloud miraculously cleared allowing better chances to snap the little beauty, surely one of our most attractive gulls.

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