Scott Gibson and I checked out Little Lake. Due to the warm temperatures there was a lot of shimmer making viewing the relatively small gull flock (~75 birds) difficult from just west of the cemetery so we drove around to the north side and viewed from Edgewater Blvd. It was about an even split (40/30) of Herring Gulls and Ring-billed Gulls but we did find a single adult Iceland Gull. This bird has about grey primary tips (about half way between white and black) so it wasn’t too difficult to pick out. We then drove around and viewed from the cemetery where there was a nice mix of ducks, including about 20 Ring-necked Ducks and 5 Hooded Mergansers.

Location: Little Lake
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.