A Few More Birds from Dunkirk Harbor
By: Pat Coate
The pictures in this post were taken at Dunkirk Harbor this past winter.
In our area, the white-winged scoter winters on Lakes Ontario and Erie. It is becoming a bit more common due to the invasion of the zebra mussels, as mussels (and clams) seem to be one of its favorite foods.
Another winter visitor.
This photo provides a nice size comparison of the Iceland Gull to the more common ring-billed and herring gulls. Per the field guides, the herring is largest at 25 inches, then the Iceland at 22 inches, followed by the ring-billed at 17.5 inches.
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