Sunday, November 23, 2008
A Glaucous Gull, Larus hyperboreus, a rare visitor to southwestern Ohio, from this species’ high Arctic breeding grounds.
And he is here, feeding beside some others, Ring-billed and Bonaparte’s Gulls, on a narrow slip of land.
The group watches, and waits in the 14-degree morning,
stamping cold feet and puffing warm breath into cold fingers.
Some birds are “lifers.”
Others are once-in-a-lifetime.
There will be many other mornings to sleep in.