Sandra Keller recently posted her trip report to see the Kelp Gull in MD. Here are some photographs that she took of the bird. The leftmost image is of a Great Black-backed Gull for comparison.
The original text from her post can be found here.
What an awesome day! Inga and I “did” NYC yesterday complete with ice skating at Rockefeller Center, a stroll through Central Park (where we saw this wonderful Boreal Owl!), the Statue of Liberty at sunset, dinner and a show (a little off-beat theater show, that is). It was a day we’ll both remember for a long time. Some more pictures from the day can be found at my photo site.
Recently we’ve had upwards of 9 wild turkeys in the yard, but this morning the group seemed to have brought some friends with them, as the number hit an all-time high of 25! This guy headed straight for the source, displacing the cardinal and squirrel who were originally duking it out over the platform feeder.
Blake and I hit Holgate and Barnegat (Long Beach Island, NJ) yesterday and had a fantastic time. This photo is of the female Snowy Owl from Holgate. If you head down there, the bird has been hanging around the southern tip, on the dunes. The dunes are viewable from the ocean beach side. Please obey the marked perimeter and DO NOT venture onto the dunes. If the owl is near the dune line please respect it and back off even further. Hopefully the bird will stick around for awhile if it’s not bothered.
Also, here’s some video of the 1000+ Northern Gannets off of Barnegat. The video is about 8mb, so it’ll take awhile to download on a dial-up.