Sunday, 1 December 2013

Niagara River at Fort Erie

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.


  1. That is a really good shot, reminding us of the size difference between Ring-billed and Herring Gull. Enjoy your trip to Ethipia, you'll see lots of exotic birds there and it it will be a little warmer than winter in Ontario.

  2. Must be a great place to observe birds paa .. Thanks for your comment ..