Monday, January 4, 2016

Ducks in the Park

Lots of ducks chillin' in Canal park

Shots for the water; ducks for bling.

Ya don't Thayer

In addition to the Ivory Gull, another Arctic visitor in Canal Park was a Thayer's Gull.



Arctic Ivory

An Ivory Gull has been visiting Canal Park in Duluth the past few days and has the local birders excited.  Also a not-so-local fellow from Germany.  This bird is not often seen south of its high Arctic home.

The bird had been seen the two previous days so I decided to go look myself.  I arrived in Canal Park around 9am and the bird was easy spot as there was a crowd gathered to watch and photo.  Lured with offerings of perch, salmon, and tuna, the gull remained in close proximity to its viewers.  Amusingly, it moved close enough a few photographers with long, large lenses had to back up to stay in focus.