Because I lived on The Fort for six years, I’ve seen a few gulls in my day. Depending on the species, gulls have up to four plumage types as they mature, plus they change from breeding plumage to winter plumage as adults.
This causes many people to throw up their hands is discuss when trying to identify the birds they are seeing. I even get comments from seasoned birders and twitchers that they get confused. With this in mind, I have posted many gull tips over the past few years in hopes that it will help those of us on Cape Ann and also the many, many birders that come here in the winter to find them. Gloucester has some pretty cool birds here in the winter that many inlanders just don’t get to see.
I hope that this information is helpful!
Steves photography is up there with the best in G-Town, check out this cool video he made-
and after you’re done watching don’t forget to check out the rest of his blog-
Shooting My Universe
MONDAY, APRIL 26 @ 7:30PM Cape Ann Community Cinema
Join us for the fourth “G-GAP” (Gloucester Guerilla Art Project) as we present on our screen the work of the following wicked talented folks:
DAVID COX – back shore surf pictures set to Willie “Loco” Alexander’s song “Bass Rocks”
JAY ALBERT – A “St. Peter & Mother Nature” photo show, featuring the song “The Sunset” by Stephan Carroll, written especially for G-GAP
STEVE BORICHEVSKY – A breathtaking “Gloucester: Land, Sea & Air” photo show
EMILE DOUCETTE – Three short films: “Hold” (a 2009 48-Hour Film competition entry featuring the voice of comedian Jonathan Katz); “Pallino” (a 2010 24-Hour Film competition entry); “Homemade Parade” (about the Lanesville 4th Of July Parade and made for the 5-Day Doc Challenge in which “The Greasy Pole” also competed)
Cover’s just $7.00, and we give money from every ticket sold to the effort to repair Gloucester High School’s Newell Stadium. It’s a fun, all-local night out, and we hope you’ll join us and be a part of it!
You can check out Steve’s Blog at www.shootingmyuniverse.blogspot.com
For information on what to bring, what birds you may expect to see, and some rcommended reading click the video to hear an insider’s birding take on the Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend-
Over the past ten years or so we’ve seen a big time increase in the number of strange birds like this down and around the harbor. I don’t know what to attribute it to but between the egrets, and herons and snowy owl, it’s becoming a bird lover’s paradise. With my average camera I just didn’t have enough lens to capture this guy from the distance I was shooting with great clarity. If you are a bird lover or wildlife lover you owe it to yourself to check out Steve Borichevsky’s Shooting My Universe and Jim Barber’s Jim B Media
These guys are pros with great equipment and steady hands to capture some incredible birding shots.
We had a lot of fun and raised money for a great cause. People turned out and I’m proud to say that GGAP II was the first sell-out at Cape Ann Community Cinema. We raised $2217. which will be deposited by the end of the week to The MR Children fund. There are still 12 t shirts left which can be purchased at The Dress Code downtown and 100% of that money will be added into the total when they are sold. Also Rob Newton will be donating a portion of the proceeds from a show this week (details to follow) into the pot.
DSC_5259, originally uploaded by sharon_lowe88.
Thanks to Sharon for taking the pictures at the show as I was too busy to be able to get any footage.