Here are a few of the more cooperative individuals:
|LIGU (1st summer). Manitowoc, WI. 13 June 2014.|
A short video of the 9 LIGUs in one flock:
Other weekend highlights included more Lesser Black-backeds (14) and my first June Grerat Black-backeds (5) of the year. All of the LBBGs were 1st/2nd cycles and all of the GBBGs were 1st cycles. The theme of course is sub-adult birds that are presumably spending their summer south of the breeding grounds (or west of the breeding grounds when considering GBBGs?). Also of note was 3 more LIGUs in Sheboygan, for a total of 14 in two days.
Interestingly, we missed GBBG last weekend which would've given us a 9 gull day. Others had a Glaucous Gull on this day in Port Washington, for at least "ten" gull species on the Wisconsin lakefront in June!!
|GBBG (1st summer). Two Rivers, WI. 14 June 2014.|
|LBBG (1st summer) with RBGU (front) and HERG (back). Two Rivers, WI.|
|GBBG (1st summer) with RBGUs (1st summers). Two Rivers, WI. 14 June 2014.|
|Two Rivers, WI. North of the rivers. Some 1,200 LWHGs.|
|1st summer LIGU. Sheboygan, WI. 14 June 2014.|
|Advanced 2nd summer LBBG. Sheboygan, WI. 14 June 2014. 1 of 3.|
|1st summer LBBG. Sheboygan, WI. 14 June 2014. Same bird below.|
|1st summer BOGU with nearly complete hood. Sheboygan, WI. 14 June 2014.|
Who says you can't watch gulls in the summer??? :)