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Friday, January 07, 2011

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult winter

Here's another of the same bird.

Here's a 3rd winter Lesser Black-backed Gull. Note the black on bill tip.

Eating a crab.

First winter Lesser Black-backed Gull

and in flight. Note the broad tail band and contrasting whitish rump.

Just saw 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls on Sanibel Island, FL beach. This is an unusual gull to see here where mainly there are Laughing Gulls, Ring-billed Gulls and some Herring Gulls. We were lucky.


Vincent Lucas said...

Ooh, nice photos. LBBGs aren't always regular winter visitors this far south on the Gulf as you probably know. . . .

Anonymous said...

"Chance favors the prepared mind" and you are nothing if not well prepared. I wouldn't call it luck.