Bonaparte's gull, landing
Until I started birding, I had no idea how many different varieties of gulls there are right here in Ontario. This gull is nothing like the noisy, bossy ring-billed gulls most commonly found along the shore of Lake Ontario. Usually these gulls are well mannered and quiet unless they spy a yummy school of fish.
LandedBonaparte's gulls are now migrating southward to the Atlantic coast. If the winter is mild, however, some will remain on the north side of Lakes Ontario and Erie.
Closeup of Bonaparte's gull in winter dress
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