Date: 12/24/17 1:09 pm
From: Rankin, Gary <rankin...>
Subject: Beech Fork Lake Bonaparte's Gull
I drove over to the marina at Beech Fork Lake this afternoon to check for any waterfowl. My wife spotted a gull on the water and getting a good look at the gull, I discovered that it was a Bonaparte's Gull in winter plumage. As I left, the gull was flying around the lake, diving in the water occasionally doing a little fishing.

There were also about 20 Hooded Mergansers, 12 Mallards and 9 Pied-billed Grebes. A Great Blue Heron was also flying around.

Gary Rankin
Lavalette, WV
Wayne Co.
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