[va-bird] Lesser Black-back Gull
- From: Fovarg@xxxxxxx
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- Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 13:22:12 EST
I put Dan Cristol's information to good use on Sunday. I rode the free ferry at Jamestown across and back and I got to see my first ever Lesser Black-backed Gull. From Dan's description I expected that if I saw him at all he would be following the ferry with the hundred or so other gulls on the river. And I would be trying to figure out how big he was and if the legs really were yellow or I just really wanted them to be. And of course if it was an immature bird, all bets were off. But I decided to give it a shot anyway. As it turned out he was fully mature and sitting on a piling at the southern dock right next to a Herring Gull and in full sunlight. And best of all his legs were undoubtedly the color of French's mustard. Gotta love it. I'll also report there were Great Black-backed Gulls, Ring-billed, Herring, and Bonapartes, DC Cormorants, Bufflehead, Forsters Terns, Brown Pelicans, Turkey and Black Vultures and one each Great Blue Heron, Red-tail Hawk, and immature Bald Eagle. You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
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