Monday, December 22, 2008
No Little Gull today - 12/22
No sign of the Little Gull today, despite a fairly extensive vigil carried out by many of the visiting birders that I bumped into, some of which had even tried being at the gull roost for first light! I'd guess that the Little Gull departed on the clearing skies which developed overnight and is unlikely to be seen again. Let's hope I'm proved wrong.
Cold, raw and blustery today with temperatures barely breaking 20 deg F. Generally it was pretty quiet in the Turner's Falls area but 2 immature Snow Geese on the power canal was rather nice, as were close Kumlien's Iceland and Lesser Black-backed Gulls just off Unity Park. Another Kumlien's Iceland Gull was present on the power canal.