Two Lesser Black-backed Gulls are in the mocosocoBirds region today. One in Morris County:
From Tim Vogel:
Saturday January 12, 2013 – 7:30 am
Florham Park Fields
Harrier (male adult)
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Behind Affinty Fitness, Route 10 west, Whippany
Best place to see the remains of the Melanie Lane wetland
Ring-billed Gull 28
Herring Gull 1
Canada Goose – lots – 1 with orange neck band
Hooded Merganser 2
Ruddy Duck 2
Northern Pintail 7
Am. Black Duck 4
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 25
Herring Gull 2
Common Merganser 6
Belted Kingfisher 1
And one in Somerset County:
Jeff Ellerbusch saw a Lesser Black-backed Gull along Beekman Lane in Hillsborough Township this morning. It was keeping company with 4 Herring Gulls and 580 Ring-billed Gulls.
Budd Lake and the surrounding area was blanketed by thick fog all morning. 5 Lesser Scaup, Common Mergansers, Canada Geese and a small amount of Ring-billed Gulls, 35 Common Mergansers and 4 Ruddy Ducks were within view. Anything more than approximately 200 feet out was lost in the fog.
Simon Lane spotted a Cackling Goose and a Snow Goose in flight with Canada Geese at the Great Swamp N.W.R. this morning.