Ok. Let's face it. Ivory Gulls are one of the most fiendish birds to fly over this earth. They are ridiculously small, impossible to see and love to play hide and seek. 3 friends and I drove overnight on Tues to look for one. It's about 10 hours, packed into a little tiny rental car, from home here in WI to Pierre SD where the bird was hanging out. We spent all day Wed (10:00am til sunset) looking for the bird without success. Then we spent all day Thurs (sunrise to sunset) still without any luck. It was a long trip for not finding THE bird. Although, I added 5 lifers and 17 year birds.
My lifers were:
Gr Prairie Chicken
So the trip was not a complete loss.
I now hate Ivory Gulls though and will hate them more if the bird is refound!
and we will get you joined up to the blog! Young birders are a rarity nowadays, so you should feel honoured if you have joined that you are part of one of the only communities of young birders in the world!