Laughing Gull--Berrien Co--30 Jun
wuepperj at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 30 18:13:47 EDT 2004
There has been an adult LAUGHING GULL present at, or just north of Tiscornia
Park, St. Joseph in BERRIEN COUNTY, since 27 June (initially found by Tim
The gull was present as of this late afternoon---but north of the public
beach, roughly 1/4 mile.
Birders should know that there is a new law prohibiting the general public
passage on the Great Lakes beaches in Michigan, on private land. The way I
understand the law, you can travel past private beaches, so long as you are
in the water, but if you are walking on the beach (even at water's edge),
you are tresspassing. (I suppose someone more well versed than I in legal
terms could word this better. Hopefully you get the idea).
However, at the north boundary of Tiscornia Park, it is posted that portage
along the waters edge is permitted. If you walk along this private beach,
please be respectful.
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