Date: 8/1/17 1:10 pm From: Robert Lewis (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: Lesser Black-backeds at Sunset Beach last week
As I mentioned a few days ago, between July 23 and 27 I visited the east end of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, and found an amazing number of Lesser Black-backeds, one of which resembles L. f. heuglini. I've now posted a lot of photos of them to my old moribund gull web site.
There were at least seven Lessers, maybe eight. In contrast, in the four days I walked out there, there were a total of at most five Herring Gulls of various ages, and at most two Great Black-backeds. (Of course there were dozens of Laughing Gulls and the occasional Ring billed.)
The Lessers: Lesser Black-backeds at Sunset Beach NC, July 23-27, 2017
Lesser Black-backeds at Sunset Beach NC, July 23-27, 2017