Date: 3/3/17 5:54 am From: Josh Fecteau <joshuafecteau...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Augusta Gulls...
Yesterday, I spent a couple of hours gulling in Augusta.
At the Church Hill Road gull roost (located opposite the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine office), I observed an astonishing 1600+ HERRING GULLS as well as 1 immature GLAUCOUS GULL (presumably the same bird seen/reported in previous weeks by a few observers), and 40 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS. I also heard a KILLDEER calling from a nearby field.
I also visited the Hatch Hill Landfill on Hatch Hill Road and observed hundreds of additional HERRING GULLS, 10 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS, and 1 immature ICELAND GULL. I also saw 2 KILLDEER, 200+ AMERICAN CROWS, and 5+ BALD EAGLES. The gulls were much more active and difficult to observe at this location (in part due to the eagles).