Around 12:45 p.m. today (1/12) I was at Pierce Lake and saw a winter adult Lesser Black-backed Gull. It was out on the ice with Herring Gulls. It was slightly smaller than the Herring Gulls, and had yellow legs. I wonder if this is the same bird that Mary may have seen at 11:00, or maybe I need to go back out there and make sure of my identification! A Great Black-backed Gull would be the first record of that species in Winnebago County.

Other ducks seen by me that were not there at 11:00 were 2 Hooded Mergansers(a pair), and at least 4 Greater Scaup.