20. Bonaparte's Gull (1st cycle). Lorain, Ohio. November 2011.
I snapped this photo from the now inaccessible pier at Lorain Harbor where it was feeding with 10,000+ Bonaparte's. This was a fine day of gull-watching that began with a successful Black-tailed Gull chase.
19. Yellow-footed Gulls (adults). Salton Sea, California. August 2010.
Spending a couple of days on the trail with the godfather of California Birding, Guy McCaskie, and observing some 300 Yellow-footed Gulls with him remains my most memorable experience from the Golden State.