A 1CY Black-headed Gull (BHGU) continued today on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay 
Wildlife Refuge in Queens. I scoped this bird from the southend and later from 
Big John’s Pond overlook, where I got to study it for a bit. As far as I could 
tell, this bird does not show any inner primary moult so still 1CY.

Also present was a non breeding Bonaparte’s Gull (BOGU) for good comparison. In 
sorting through the nearby duckage that was in view I picked out a few Northern 
Shovelers, 1 Green-winged Teal and a Eurasian x American Wigeon. The latter is 
a first on the pond for me.

Water level continues to draw down and we are hoping to do one more digout for 
the season. If you do visit Big John’s Pond Overlook, I would recommend bug 
spray. The mosquitoes there are something fierce.

Bless up!

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves could free our 
mind.” ~ Bob Marley

“Tenderness and Kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but 
manifestations of strength and resolution” ~ Khalil Gibran

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of 
others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick 

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu  The Art of War

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Andrew Baksh

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