Nature Through My Lens


Reported in The Sibley Field Guide to Birds as “Very Rare”  is a Black-headed Gull.  We managed to see two separate flocks of these birds on our trip across Alberta and Saskatchewan.  This is a lifer for me!

7 responses

  1. rhiebert

    WOW! What a treat it is to get another lifer.

    2015/07/05 at 2:27 am

    • Ruth, thanks! Yes, it sure is!

      2015/07/05 at 2:29 am

  2. Pat

    A lifer! And a rare bird, at that. Congratulations.

    2015/07/06 at 2:26 am

    • Pat, thanks so much! I was very happy to see them!

      2015/07/06 at 4:03 am

  3. Dianne C.

    Oh! What makes this different than a Bonaparte’s Gull?

    2015/07/06 at 3:51 am

    • Dianne, good question! The predominant reason is the fact that these guys have red bill and feet and legs, where the Bonipart has black. The Bonipart is also a bit bigger.

      2015/07/06 at 4:06 am

    • Dianne, of course I should have spelt it Bonaparte!

      2015/07/06 at 4:08 am

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