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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.

2 comments:

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.