3/11 – Iceland Gull in field, Magee hawk movement, etc.

First thing this morning Emil & I checked several Lorain Co. locales, finding little of interest, before heading a bit west.  On the way to Magee, I pulled off along US-250 to check a gull flock and the first bird I laid eyes on was a young ICELAND GULL, right next to the road!  We’ve had some success finding Lesser Black-backeds in agricultural fields but this was our first white-winger.  This flock also included four ad. Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
On to the hawk tower at Magee, where the weather was gorgeous and the hawk flight at least mildly entertaining for the date:
Turkey Vulture  9
Northern Harrier  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  39
Red-tailed Hawk  9
Eastern Phoebe  2
Lapland Longspur  45

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