An adult Iceland Gull was at Lake Parsippany this afternoon (Julie Buechner). The gull was with Herring and Ring-billed Gulls eventually sitting in the water towards the center of the lake. At approximately 4:00 PM, many of the gulls, including the Iceland Gull, took off, flying towards Boonton Reservoir.
This is the last day of count-week for the Boonton Christmas Bird Count. Lake Parsippany is squarely in the count circle which means the Iceland Gull becomes the fifth count-week species. This somewhat lifts the low number of 85 count-day species last Sunday, December 27.
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