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Three different super-rare birds have been spotted at Andrew Haydon Park of late. I went there yesterday morning hoping to run into at least one of them, and was not disappointed. Lifer #292!

The petite, graceful Sabine's Gull breeds in the arctic and winters in the tropics, off the pacific coast of South America and the southwest coast of Africa. It is typically quite pelagic (ocean-loving) outside of the breeding season. Ottawa is, to say the least, not on its usual migration route. Perhaps this juvenile got a little disoriented?

Size comparison with Ring-Billed Gull (behind):

Montreal Biodome (4/4)Highlights At Andrew Haydon Park


September 19th, 2011 at 8:32 am
Adorable little guy!