In dire weather conditions birder, Shane Blodgett, found a Mew Gull (which looks like the European Species Larus canus canus a.k.a. Common Gull), in Brooklyn NY. I first heard of the find from my friend Patricia Lindsay and from that call, I got in touch with Shane to try and pin down the location. Shane was such a good sport that he stuck around to get several birders on the Gull including Peter Dorosh, President of the Brooklyn Bird Club, and Doug Futuyma another birder who came out all the way from LI to get on the bird. Credit and thanks to Shane for spotting this bird and sticking around to help others get on it. The wind and rain made it very difficult to get decent photographs of this bird, but I gambled with my optics getting wet and tried to get some photos for documentation and comparison.
Tags: Mew Gull, Brooklyn NY, Birding