Lesser Black-backed Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

A Gull, but one a little different.

To me many of the midsized Gulls look the same. I don’t have enough practice with them like in the past. Best I can tell this Lesser Black-backed has a very small range along the US east coast.

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull

Only an educated guess on my part. Best I’ve got.

8 thoughts on “Lesser Black-backed Gull”

    1. Thanks. That was my other choice. The black bill should point to a Laughing Gull, except a young Lesser is close.

      I ‘guessed’ Lesser because all of our Laughing Gulls still have the classic black head, and do most of the year. This is the sub-tropics and winter changes are not always what we expect… there is no winter.

      Perhaps a Lesser Laughing Gull would work LOL

    2. A new species or a strange hybrid that would be a good find. Gulls can be strange and the odd plumage can sometimes make us scratch our heads. It’s funny to think they have to have a winter plumage even though you don’t have a winter,

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