I had no luck with either the Slaty-backed Gull or Mew Gull today in the Oswego area (best gull for me was a 1st winter Iceland Gull - on the river near lock 6).
At Oswego Harbor Kyle Brock scoped 1 bird on the break wall to the east, and a woman who's name I can't recall had spotted another on the east side of the harbor at the base of a large tower (perhaps a radio tower). That being said, I also have a request - if anyone is familiar with the permit requirements for keeping study skins or mounted birds for a school collection please contact me at the email provided (I know that DEC and USFWS both require permits, but any insight as to the particulars would be helpful). Best of luck if you go for the gulls - hopefully they will be re-found! Joe Fell Buffalo, NY jfell2...@gmail.com -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --