Bonaparte's Gull

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The Bonaparte’s Gull is a dainty and acrobatic bird.  Differentiated from the Forster’s Tern by the distinct black dot behind it eye (instead of the tern’s black smudge).  It’s always a treat to see on in the Chicagoland area because they are infrequent visitors; we found about 20 of them gathered in the lake here.  This one was peering down in search of food.

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