Lesser Black-backed Gull on Sanibel
- During January there has been an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull
roaming the Sanibel beach. It was seen again this morning at
milepost 3.5. This is just slightly east of the Casa Ybel resort.
The bird is an adult in winter plumage. The yellow iris and red gape
were clearly visible in terrific morning light.
In the same spot were 4 of the 5 plovers (Wilson missing). At one
point the Piping, Snowy, and Semipalm were all in one binocular view.
What a life!