Mew Gull in Somerset County not refound – Jan. 4, 2017

January 3rd’s Mew Gull may prove to be the proverbial one-day wonder of the birding world. Despite searching, the Mew Gull was not found today among the many Ring-billed Gulls at Opie Road this morning and early afternoon.

By 1 PM, not a singe gull or goose was on the fields where foraging took place yesterday and earlier today. Groups of Ring-billed Gulls were seen soaring and riding the increased afternoon wind along the South Branch in the vicinity of Norz’s fields along River Road. in Hillsborough Twp. This is more typical behavior of Ring-billed Gulls in this area.

Consolation prizes for those who searched for the Mew Gull, or not, are the continuing Rock Wren in Franklin Twp. and the Pink-footed Goose in Lyons. Ho-hum.

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