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Ouray Cty Lesser Black-backed Gull

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  • Jim Beatty
    The 2nd year Lesser Black-backed Gull is still at Ridgway SP as of this morning. It is at the south entrance and associating with about 20 adult California
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 13, 2007
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      The 2nd year Lesser Black-backed Gull is still at Ridgway SP as of this morning.  It is at the south entrance and associating with about 20 adult California Gulls.  This bird was first reported by Coen Dexter and also by Vic Zerbi a couple of days ago.  The ID is not straight forward, if you're not very familiar with second year LBBG.  The bird is a nearly perfect match for the NGS illustration, but the big Sibley shows bill and facial markings that are not present on this bird, except the the upper mandible seems to be gaining some additional black closer to the base.  All other features matched the illustrations.
       
      Jim Beatty
      Durango
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