Monday, April 9, 2012

Lesser Black-backed Gull, 54/150

I spotted this Lesser Black-backed gull in January on my way back from Bear Cut Preserve in Miami.  I wanted to drive through the parking lot before I jumped on the Rickenbacker to scout out a good sunset spot, when I saw this big boy.  So, naturally, I pulled over, jumped out and took a few quick images before he took off.

Interesting facts:

Uncommon and rare visitor from Europe, small numbers found with other large gulls.

6 comments:

  1. Great capture Rachelle! That is a handsome gull! There were a few hanging out close to my house this winter, but they are gone now!

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    1. guess they hang around only during winter . . .

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  2. Hola Rachelle,bonita toma de esta Gaviota patiamarilla.Un abrazo

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  3. Hi!
    Stunning capture!
    Greetings from sweden
    /Ingemar

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