Most likely born right here in Mono Basin, this California Gull (Larus californicus) putters around the shallows of Mono Lake feeding on Alkali flies. ----
Although small, the sustenance from these insects is integral to the life cycle of many birds that migrate through this corridor.
If you look closely, you can even see an Alklai Fly in it's mouth!
I hear that the Japanese Garden in Singapore has had a reprieve and the redevelopment will not start until next year. Great news - that means another full birding season and more photo opportunities like this beautiful grey heron and his unfortunate lunch. 😀