My wife and I went to Norrie Point for lunch on Friday when she pointed out a few gulls on the Hudson River. Figuring they were the common ring-billed variety, I ate my sandwich.
Once I was done though, they were still there, so I figured I might as well photograph them. That turned out to be a very good idea! They were actually bonaparte’s gulls, a migrant to this area.
I’m no expert on gulls, but they are either non-breeding adult gulls or juvenile gulls, because they certainly don’t look like a breeding adult. What I do know is that they are now my 135th bird photographed in Dutchess County!