Date: 4/4/17 9:12 am
From: Alan Ryff <alryff...>
Subject: [birders] An Arctic Requiem
Hatched in Juneor July 2016somewherenorth of 73 degrees,   visitedFlint, Michigan,where ittook its last breath,on 13 March2017, being anuntimely, if not, a problematicdeath. Poor IvoryGull,  no more coldcoastal cliffs,no more fiercesea spray, no more seaice,no moreleftover seal meat,no moremidnight daylight, no more almost-zenithNorth Star.
Copyright ©2017Alan Ryff  A photorequiem follows:https://www.flickr.com/photos/snow-shadow/albums/72157679701211242



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