Today was a big reminder of how terrible photographing gulls on water could be on bright sunny days. As is often the case, there's either too much light or not enough!
|Thayer's Gull (adult type with paler iris). Hammond, IN. 18 Dec 2013.|
|Thayer's Gull (adult with darker iris and more streaked head). Hammond, IN. 18 Dec 2013.|
|Same individual above - may be an individual seen at Calumet Park in Chicago earlier in the afternoon.|
I missed my target bird here (a reoccurring Kumlien's adult), but was rewarded with an adult type Glaucous and Great Black-backed. Notice the outer primary and central secondary molt on the GBBG. Could this be an indication of a more long-distant migrant?