Wednesday, 22 April 2015


Seen this morning at 7:11am flying steadily North past Cape Spear.

Did it come from the North American population or European/Iceland population of Little Gulls? Who knows.

Surprisingly, there is another late April record for Newfoundland from L'Anse aux Meadows (1995).

Hard to know if this is a vanguard of other European birds in the region - more probable though is that it's just a lost bird and its appearance has something to do with the huge Low pressure system that passed East of us just yesterday.

4 screenshots from the few seconds of video I managed to capture:


  1. Very nice. We broke the Oshawa Second Marsh record for Little Gull this morning at 158 birds. Possibly the 3rd highest count for the Americas. With many Little Gulls recently in the MA/CT area, Your bird may be one of those. But I like the Europe theory better... more enjoyable story line :)