Sunday, December 13, 2015

Great black-backed gull in Barrie December 2015

Greater Black-backed gulls up in Barrie. 

Head on shot

Watched this pair of Greater Black-backed gulls appear to be courting.  A juvenile tried to interfere and was told to get lost.

1st winter gull wanted to join in
getting closer

told to get lost
Information taken directly from Jean Iron Blog regarding banded gull.
Banded adult Great Black-backed Gull (OR5) on Lake Simcoe at Minet's Point in Barrie on 15 November 2015. It was banded on May 20, 2011 at Appledore Island, Isle of Shoals, Maine. 0R5 was a nesting adult at the time of banding (four+ years of age) and thus is part of the Gulls of Appledore long-term research project started in 2005."

walking in water

people leaving their junk on sand.  Jean was going to clean it up before they left.

1st winter greater black-backed gull

with fish

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