Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Plymouth, Mass - Ivory Gull

This past weekend was spent unsuccessfully chasing the Ivory Gull in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This was my second IVGU chase – the first was to southern Ontario three years ago. For a complete trip report, visit Jim McCarty’s article in the Plain Dealer. Here are a few pictures from the trip.

This is the harbor behind East Bay Grille where the Ivory Gull had been hanging around. I remember seeing birders from far and wide from Florida to South Dakota.

Common Eider

Since the Ivory Gull chose not to appear, my group birded some local spots including Manomet Point (above), Scituate and the Chiltonville area. Our highlight was probably the Barrow's Goldeneye that was at Scituate but it was also nice to see some coastal species such as Common Eiders, Great Cormorants, Razorbills and Black Guillemots.

Hopefully an Ivory Gull shows up along the Cleveland Lakefront...

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