This gull — perhaps a non-breeding Laughing gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) — was in the process of abandoning its post on the Manasquan Reservoir. The tip of its dark beak was daubed with a dull hint of red.
So, I am a not huge bird person, but recently I have been fascinated with taking pictures of them. I soon figured out, after posting a few pics on some Facebook groups, that I knew nothing about birds. 175 more words
Here’s my latest For the Birds column, which runs weekly in The Hour newspaper (Norwalk, Ct.) and The Keene Sentinel (Keene, N.H.) This one deals with the various gulls (not “seagulls”) that we see in New England. 706 more words