- According to Cape bird expert Vernon Laux, this might be one of the first adults spotted in Massachusetts since the 1880s.
- A man drove 6 hours form Pennsylvania just to catch a glimpse of it
- As you can see in the CapeCast video, birders were able to get extremely close to it as it ate a chicken carcass provided for the bird.
- Apparently ivory gulls scavenge (often what polar bears leave behind) rather than hunt and forage themselves
Click on this image to read the Cape Cod Times article.
I'm always hopeful that I'll spot some type of rare gull in the wintertime, but as of yet all I've ID-d are Ring-billed Gulls like this one in Colorado:
Maybe I should make a trip to Plymouth and test my luck!