LBB Gull on Sanibel
Walt Winton passed word that he saw an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull near the Sundial resort on Sanibel Island . This location has been excellent for this species the past couple winters. Great Black-backed Gull has also been seen here in the past, and Bonaparte’s Gull is always a possibility feeding just off-shore or resting on the beach (anywhere along Sanibel, but especially at the lighthouse looking offshore in the rips heading into San Carlos Bay ). He did not see the Long-billed Curlew that has been present at Bunche Beach (and seen by Andy Bankert recently), but felt the tide was not helping that search.
Cape Coral, FL