A few days ago I drove up to Daytona Beach in the afternoon to look for gulls. An Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull had been seen the day before, and we were hoping to find them. The Iceland Gull eluded us, but the Glaucous Gull was very easy to find near a headless Herring Gull. This bird has come much farther south than it should have, but I'm not complaining.
Well, there were other birds there too, though not as many as there were a few weeks ago, when it was estimated that 60,000 gulls were lining the shoreline every evening. I suspect that when we were there, there were well less than 5,000 gulls along the 1.5 mile stretch of beach that we walked.
|Lesser Black-backed Gull|
And there were even a few shorebirds around, mostly Willets, Black-bellied Plovers, Ruddy Turnstones, and Sanderlings.
Glad you were able to take advantage of a rare opportunity, Scott! Very nice shots of the Glaucous Gull! Photos of those other beach bums aren't too shabby, either!ReplyDelete