Date: 4/12/19 1:54 pm From: James Purcell via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] LBBGs more info and RFI
The Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Southport Beach stuck around for half an hour or so, although they continued to fly off in small groups, so that there were only 5 remaining by the time I left.
It was really quite a treat to see 13 of these gorgeous adults in full alternate plumage with pure white heads and bright yellow legs.
I've done some digging around on eBird, and it appears that this may be a high count record for CT, far and above previous high counts of 4 (at Hammonasset and Windsor Landfill). Obviously eBird is not the end-all, particularly for older or historic records, so I'm curious if anybody has any records of many (e.g. more than 5) LBBG at a single location before like this, to establish if this was an unusual one-off phenomenon (perhaps a migrating flock?) or something more regular.