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

Bill Asteriades Asterbunch at cox.net
Tue Dec 6 11:12:13 EST 2011


>From Bill Asteriades, Paul Desjardins and Phil Rusch 

12/6/11 - Windsor-Bloomfield Landfill - Thayer's Gull continues.



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------Original Message------
From: Nick Bonomo <nbonomo at gmail.com>
To: "CTBirds" <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Date: Monday, December 5, 2011 8:37:05 PM GMT-5
Subject: [CT Birds] Windsor-Bloomfield Landfill THAYER'S GULL

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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