Sunday, January 16, 2011

Birding Cape Ann

I bump into a lot of birding parties in Gloucester. I’ve bumped into parties from Jesey, Texas, Up-state New York, Down-State New York, and I’m sure there are many, many more. Why?

Because we have the best Herring Gulls on the planet. (Just kidding.)

Herring Gulls are widely distributed throughout the northern hemisphere. Gloucester does have a high concentration of gulls. Face it, with the fishing industry here, there are many food sources available year round increasing the survival of not only the adults, but chicks.

This may be interesting, but not the reason why so many people bird Cape Ann, especially in the winter. We have easy access to many nice species that prefer to hang out in the northern coastal regions. Many come for Glaucous and Iceland Gulls, Razor Bills, Thick-billed Murre, Great Cormorants, Dovekies and Purple Sandpipers just to name a few. Just click on Birding Cape Ann to get shots of all the gulls we get around here as well as the other birds I’ve posted.

©2011 ShootingMyUniverse

On the weekend of the 4th of February, will be the Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend, which was good time last year. This year will not disappoint.


Roy said...

You certainly get a good variety of Gulls Steve.

eileeninmd said...

Cool shot of the gulls, Steve! The birding festival sounds like fun!

texwisgirl said...

Beautiful!!!!! Love that shot!!!

Carol Mattingly said...

He's a beauty Steve. Have a great Sunday! Carol

John S. Mead said...

Nice gulls....Here in Dallas they are a rarity except around the landfills (and who wants to shoot around the landfill? LOL)

I just found you through Camera Critters and I will definitely be back for more of your good work! Thanks for sharing.

The Early Birder said...

As they say ... it's all about "location, location". FAB.

Kerri said...

Magnificent capture!!

Coy said...

Excellent action capture, well done!

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