Great seeing you and all the other assorted birders! Great bird and great that we all got to see the Arctic Gull. Just sorry that Christi Mayo was not in that company of birders which got to view the bird!

Larry Lade
St. Joseph, MO


On Tuesday, January 6, 2015 11:05 PM, Jo Ann Eldridge <[log in to unmask]> wrote:


Well, Scott, I was in that group of 30 and more birders around 1:00  on Tuesday, Jan. 6, and would have liked a closer look at the Ivory Gull, but was thrilled to be able to put it on my Missouri list. Some of the IL birders were trying to persuade it to come closer. I did watch it preen, then walk over to an open area of water, then took a bath! He was splashing water over onto his back and shaking his tail. Then it raised its snow white wings and disappeared out of my scope view. I couldn’t get my binoculars on it but the lady beside me watched it fly on “down” the river (to our left). We ate at the Pier when it opened at 11:00 and were upstairs viewing when someone got a text that it was being seen from the island which has a single lane bridge to it. It was fun to be involved in the birder stampede, seeing 6 cars crossing that little bridge at the same time, and then walking down to find a huge number of scopes and people. I knew 10 or 15 of them and exchanged hugs, before John from Kansas City helped me get my scope on the Ivory Gull. I would have loved to meet some of the other birders there; birders are fantastic people to know!
 
From: [log in to unmask]" ymailto="mailto:[log in to unmask]" target="_blank" href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Scott Johnston
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Subject: Ivory gull spotted
 
Beautiful little guy!  1:00 PM on ice missouri side of river...Quinsippi Island, Illinois,  trail from restrooms to river down from railroad bridge...When I left there were about 30 birders so look for the cars and crowd
Scott Johnston
Cole County

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