While at the Midwest Birding Symposium in Lakeside, Ohio last weekend the Birdfreaks’ Mom netted two LIFERS: a Greater Black-backed Gull and a Bonaparte’s Gull. I don’t always give gulls a lot of credt: I tend to look through them to find terns and “better” birds. One of a “million” Ring-billed Gulls around Lakeside, Ohio
While gulls are not our strong suit (although we’ve added to our arsenal to improve this handicap), who doesn’t love the antics of gulls? This Ring-billed Gull was digiscoped with our Swarovski 80 HD spotting scope along the master of all rivers, the Mississippi.