Monday, February 8, 2016

Two Black headed Gulls post

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Subject: Kings County Black-headed Gull +
Date: Sun Feb 7 2016 21:19 pm
From: sean AT
I spent two hours gulling in Prospect Park this afternoon. The first-winter

Black-headed Gull showed itself at 2:15pm. Given Rob Bate's recent

discovery of an adult BHGU recently at Bush Terminal and the first-winter

BHGU coming in to the evening roost at Brooklyn Bridge Park we can safely

say there are at least two currently in Brooklyn.

This afternoon's bird lifted off soaring high and drifting SE at 2:47.

There is still a tremendous amount we don't know about the daily movement

of gulls in the NYC area.

Other good species for the date and location viewed from the lakeshore

included a beautiful female Canvasback, a lone Turkey Vulture soaring west

over Lookout Hill and a female American Wigeon.

Ebird checklist with photos can be viewed here;

Good birding,

Sean Sime

Brooklyn, NY
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