It seems like it is becoming a habit, but I stopped by Little Lake today at lunch.. I viewed the gull flock from the south shore at a parking area on Crescent Street just west of the Little Lake Cemetery. There were even more gulls sitting on the ice and in the water than my previous visits: Herring Gull – 950 (mostly adults, of which almost half are in full alternate plumage) Ring-billed Gull – 4 (all adults) Lesser Black-backed Gull – 1 (adult basic; looks like the same one Don Sutherland reported earlier this winter with a very streaky head almost giving it a hooded appearance) Iceland Gull – 5 (1 adult, 4 first basic) Glaucous Gull – 3 (1 second basic, 2 first basic) Great Black-backed Gull – 4 (2 adult, 2 first basic) Also had 3 Snow Buntings flyover. The gulls were very spread out today making scanning through them a bit easier than last week when they were so tightly packed, but I am sure I still missed a bunch, especially some Icelands.

Location: Litlle Lake, Peterborough
Observer: Mike Burrell

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.