Sabines and lesser black backed gulls in Muskegon

Francke francke at
Fri Sep 17 11:12:00 EDT 2004

Both the Sabines and lesser black-backed gulls were present Friday morning
from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Muskegon Wastewater.  The Sabines was in the large
west pond about 200 to 300 yards off the center dike.  It was swimming back
and forth as it appeared to be picking insects off the water surface.  While
I was there, it flew a short distance one time.  It was best viewed from the
southern half of the center dike.   The lesser black-backed gull was on the
rocks at the east side of the east pond.  There was also an eared grebe near
the center dike on the west pond.  One other interesting sighting was an
estimated 10,000 tree swallows feeding on midges along the northern part of
the center dike.

Chip Francke

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