A very good day.
After I saw many Long-tailed Ducks, as well as King Eiders and at least one Common Eider, a Pacific Loon, and an arctic fox, and watched the over 500 Glaucous Gulls still eating whale, I finally saw the first ROSS’S GULL of the day (and of the year) at 2:03 and a couple of small flocks after that. If the gulls go according to the pattern I’ve seen in previous years, there should be more tomorrow and many more on Monday. I will probably miss the big push, but all I needed for my big year was one bird. And I even got some blurry photos. I hope for better pictures tomorrow. Life is good.
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