Today John Cassady, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded the Indiana lakefront and then made a run to the Elkhart Landfill.
The day was very cold, 3 to 17 degrees F. There was a thin blanket of snow on the ground plus occasional flurries.
—WHITING REFINERY BEACH
—WHITING PARK (no sign of the Harleys)
Common Goldeneye, 38
Glaucous Gull,1 flyby first-cycle
Great Black-backed Gull, flyby adult
—ROXANA POND AREA
Wood Duck,1 female
Great Blue Heron,1
—MILLER BEACH (Lake St. Lot- saw Michael Topp, sort of)
Snowy Owl,1- on U.S. Steel slag pile- rather pale, IMF?
—PORT OF INDIANA
Great Black-backed Gull,2 adults