Niagara River at Fort Erie, ON
30 November 2013
The Niagara River from Fort Erie all the way to the Falls had great concentrations of both waterfowl and gulls.
|Lone American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus with Ring-billed Gulls Larus delawarensis|
This Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus had found what seemed to be a dead merganser, probably Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator, and was busy feeding on it. I am sure that by the end of the day this carcass would have provided a fine meal for this opportunistic gull.