Leelanau Peninsula might be famous for their “Gull Island” (read more here), but we have our very own Gull Island right here on the Old Mission Peninsula. The gulls love this little piece of land in West Bay off Center Road as you’re heading out towards Mission Point Lighthouse.

Rumor has it that someone (you know who you are) smashed all the eggs on the island back in the 1950s and thus, there were no gulls there for a while. But the island is once again teeming with gulls.

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By the way, what is up with all the gulls on this barn roof near the corner of Eastern Road and Ridgewood Road (past Haserot Beach)? Maybe it’s warm up there for them. (I shot this with a long lens from Brinkman Road.)

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Gulls on a Barn Roof | Jane Boursaw Photo

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