Had a business trip down to Philly at the end of last week so I decided to take a trip down to Cape May and Brigantine NWR on Saturday. Great trip with a few lifers. Took the trip with my friend Mike of Mandrake Birding. Long day, but great birding. Cape May was unusually quiet, but Brigantine was absolutely amazing. I could spend a week there. The black-headed gull and the Ross' Goose were lifers. The Ross' were mixed in with 30+/- Canada Geese on a soccer field. They were a surprised. Mike called me on Friday night to report that they were seen real close to where I was staying. Yahoo! I was intrigued by the Black headed as I wasn't even familiar with it. Until this year I hadn't paid much attention to gulls, but now I'm hooked.
Made a stop on the way home to look for a few white-winged crossbills, but was not successful. I'm planning a trip up to northern Maine and Canada during the summer so I'm sure I'll see them then. Hope you enjoy!