Friday, December 26, 2008

Whalom Lake 12/26

On my commute into work this morning, I stopped by Whalom lake, in Luneneburg, Ma. to check gull and waterfowl numbers. For some reason this small lake has one particular spot, on the north side near the town beach, that stays opened fairly late. There was only a few Mallards and Canada Geese but nearly 175 gulls in the following "break down":

Ring-billed Gull ~110
Herring Gull ~50
Iceland (Kumlien's type, as are nearly 100% in Massachusetts) 1 1st cycle (photo below)
Great Black-backed Gull 3

1st Cycle Iceland Gull at Whalom Lake in Lunenburg, Ma., my first Iceland Gull in Worcester County since Spring.

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