[CT Birds] Windsor-Bloomfield Landfill THAYER'S GULL

Randy Given givenrandy at gmail.com
Tue Dec 6 08:18:57 EST 2011

You know, I thought I had seen one at Broad Brook Pond in East Windsor
on Saturday, but I wrote it off to my lack of experience. I wish I
hadn't! Ah, well, won't count it this time, but next time I'll take a
third and fourth look. Thanks!

Randy Given

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 8:37 PM, Nick Bonomo <nbonomo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> There was a juvenile THAYER'S GULL at the Windsor-Bloomfield Landfill
> in Windsor this evening among 1000+ large gulls. As the landfill was
> closing many of the birds seemed to be settling down at the site
> itself, potentially to roost. I had just lost the Thayer's so I'm not
> sure if it was still present at that time. But there may be a decent
> chance at relocating it tomorrow. I would recommend an early morning
> search of the gulls on site, then perhaps another try in the afternoon
> when the amount of fresh garbage typically peaks. Of course a steady
> warm rain does not make for very pleasant landfill conditions...
> Here are a bunch of photos and a description:
> http://www.shorebirder.com/2011/12/juv-thayers-gull-windsor-landfill.html
> Nick Bonomo
> Wallingford, CT
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Randy Given

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