Another cold morning. But not cold enough to dissuade a number of us to return to Belle Isle to look for the female King Eider, and the Snow Goose. I showed up at around 8:30 am and found several birders already present at the south end of the island. The eider was spotted downstream just a few minutes ago, but had already disappeared by the time we got there. I would get a call from Mary Tremblay about an hour later that it flew in from the lighthouse on the Detroit shoreline and was now among a large raft of Greater Scaup, Redhead, Bufflehead, mergansers, and a pair of Surf Scoters.
A Bonaparte's Gull foraged along the shoreline in front of us, so I tried to capture a few pics as it floated by.