Tuesday, February 10, 2015

MEW GULL at Veterans Pier

Gull extraordinaire Shane Blodgett found his second and different MEW GULL in less than a month ( other last month at Caesars Bay Mall).

According to his Facebook post to New York Birders,it was present at Veterans pier for ten minutes before flying off towards Staten Island. Maybe it will come back.Veterans Pier is at the end of Brooklyn Bay Ridge Ave ,thru the tunnel under the Belt Parkway.

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post below

Subject: another COMMON/MEW Gull in Brooklyn
From: Shane Blodgett 
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:31:55 +0000 (UTC)
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There was a different first-winter Common/Mew (not certain of subspecies yet) 
roosting with ~ 400 RBGU and 1 BOGU on Veteran's Memorial Pier in Brooklyn 
(Kings County) this morning. First seen about 11:20 it was on the pier for about 
10 minutes before taking off and flying (more like sailing in the stiff NE wind) 
towards Staten Island where I eventually lost it. I spent another 15 minutes 
shivering to see if it would return but it did not. I will post pictures ASAP.
Shane BlodgettBrooklyn NY

Subject: new COMMON/MEW photos
From: Shane Blodgett 
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:26:32 +0000 (UTC)
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Still trying to work out subspecies-input appreciated-plumage is a bit advanced 
actually for a first winter and I'm wondering if it is a delayed 2nd winter


Shane BlodgettBrooklyn NY