Monday, November 17, 2008

Glaucous Gull continues to stay at the docks

When you have a rare bird, it is fun to see how many people get to see it. It looks like the Glaucous gull is sticking around.

Here is John Galvani's post today Nov. 17 to our Georgia Birders on Line (gabo)

The photos are from Marge Inness. Thanks guys for sharing.......

The Glaucous Gull was viewed continuously between 11:20 and 11:55 AM today (11-17). The bird was seen at the far west end of the cement public pier at Mary Ross Park. This is the pier at the end of Gloucester Street (which enters at the east end of the park and pier). The gull was floating on the water surface or flying low with Laughing Gulls and Brown Pelicans behind the shrimp boat at the far west end of the pier. It once perched for several minutes high on that boat giving excellent views from all angles. Finally the bird flew west towards the marina. The gull was seen earlier around 10 AM at the CityMarket dock further east along the harbor by Buddy Campbell of Beaufort, SC. This dock is next to the Knight's Seafood dock where the bird was seen yesterday morning. It is not a sure thing to find this bird quickly, as I spent close to twelve hours since the day after Nathan first reported it before finally finding it this morning. Sightings have stretched from the CityMarket and Knight's docks (both private property, but so far workers there have been quite friendly and gracious) through the public dock and marina (private, and closed to the public) to the Andrew's Island causeway. Times of sightings have varied throughout the day.John Galvani Glynn Co.

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