Ross's Gull

Rhodostethia rosea

ML46754261


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Andrew Spencer
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eBird Checklist S33976056
stakeout Ross's Gull, Town of Tupper Lake (2017)
Franklin, New York, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 44.1895, -74.4442 Map

Age
Immature
Sex
Unknown
Sounds
Call
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags
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Playback
Not Used

Comments

calls from a first winter bird given in flight in response to a nearby Bald Eagle.

Observation details

Continuing first winter bird coming to dead fish and fish eggs left on the ice just off shore. First showed up a few minutes before 8 AM, and came in approximately every 30-40 minutes to feed for a while. Both coming and going it would fly in circles a few times, sometimes quite high, before coming in to land. At least twice after leaving it would head off to the east, around the close point of land, and disappear. Afterwards, I walked a bit down the road to the first bridge, and found it sitting on the ice just past the open water. It didn't spend long there, but might be returning occasionally to the open area. The bird vocalized once during the morning, when a Bald Eagle flew in fairly close.

Technical Information

Recorder
Sound Devices 702
Microphone
Sennheiser MKH20
Accessories
Telinga 22" parabola
Original file size
1,166KB

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