34 Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

2 April

Back to birds today, albeit a pretty common one. The “good” birds and the colourful pretty birds will be along in a few weeks. A few days ago the first bit of clear water appeared along the bay. Earlier in the day it had been home to 20 or 30 Canada Geese (they were species #23 on 22 March if yu want to check them out) but once they had dgone the Ring-billed Gulls moved in.

Pretty much the default Montreal Gull species – they are just back in the last week from their winter quarters and are now settling in for the summer. Year by year their range extends as they find new sources of food to exploit. Very useful birds to have around, they recycle all that waste food humans throw away.