Friday, November 28, 2008
Some more Gulling
Today I got to try out a friends Nikon D80 digital SLR camera at the landfill. There were far less gulls there today then there was the other day. Only about 200 or so today. I quickly noticed the two juvenile Glaucous Gulls, but it took a few seconds to notice the ADULT Glaucous Gull. This was a really beautiful bird. Almost pure white head. There was only one California Gull, and two juvenile Thayer's Gulls. I think part of the lack of birds was we got to the landfill late today. We arrived about 2:45pm and the prime time is from about 12:00pm to about 2:00pm.
Next we ventured to Foy's Lake to search for some scoters. Is was really beautiful there. The sun and clouds made it quite enjoyable, even though I never did find a scoter. We birded on the bad side when we went to the waters edge (see picture!!!) We had brought my dog, Blackie, along for this whole time, and this was her chance to play around.
The really cool part of the day was that I WAS DRIVING for the whole entire time. I have to rack up 50 hours before I can get my full license. So that added about 2 hours. Can't wait!!