This afternoon I got a call from Ken McDermott informing me he was viewing a white-winged Gull at the Newburgh waterfront. I zoomed down to find Ken and many others viewing the bird, which turned out to be a first winter GLAUCOUS GULL (above), quite close to shore! This was my Orange County bird #273! I can’t thank Ken enough for getting the word out. As we watched the abundance of gulls on the river front, Curt had moved down river to the next viewing spot to see if he could get more shots of the Glaucous Gull who had floated down river on an iceberg. Curt almost immediately found a juvenile ICELAND GULL! (below) We all headed right over and watched this bird for some time, getting lots of photos of it as well. Along with the Ring-billed, Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls, we wondered if a Lesser Black-backed might not be far behind. None were found while I was there, but what a great afternoon!