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Bonaparte’s Gulls (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) by Scott Kruitbosch

Posted on Nov 11, 2013

Hundreds of Bonaparte’s Gulls were in the Barcelona Harbor area in Westfield, NY on November 10, 2013. They frequently dove into the waters of Lake Erie to feed along with Double-crested Cormorant, Horned Grebe and other gull species. At least one rare Little Gull was in the mix. These small gulls fly and forage more like terns than gulls.

BOGU feeding

Bonaparte’s Gulls (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)