Mike Hendrickson and I observed eight species of gulls between 1:35
and 3:05 PM today (11/21) at the Superior Entry. The Entry can be
reached by hiking for about 2 miles past Sky Harbor Airport on Park
Point in Duluth, or by driving to the tip of Wisconsin Point via
Moccasin Mike Road in east Superior. Most unusual was a first-cycle
California Gull spotted by Mike on the Minnesota breakwall at 1:50 PM.
The other seven species were seen on both sides of the state line.
Our totals for the afternoon included 19 Ring-billed Gulls, 512
Herring Gulls, 8 first-cycle and 3 adult Thayer's Gulls, 2 first-cycle
and one adult Iceland Gulls, a first-cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3
first-cycle Glaucous Gulls, and one first-cycle, one second-cycle, and
one adult Great Black-backed Gulls. Later that same afternoon, we
joined Karl Bardon, Jane Hosking, and Andrew Longtin at Canal Park and
saw an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, two more Glaucous Gulls (one of
these in second-cycle plumage), and another adult Great Black-backed
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