Lesser Black-backed Gull photos © Bill Schmoker

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3rd-cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull, Boulder County, Colorado, 3/06.

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull (?), with Ring-billed, California, and Franklin's Gulls, Arapahoe County, Colorado, 10/05. Everything looks pretty good except it is way on the pale end for LBBGs. Comments?

1st Basic Lesser Black-backed Gull, Corpus Christi, Texas, 3/05.

1st Basic Lesser Black-backed Gull, Corpus Christi, Texas, 3/05.

1st Basic Lesser Black-backed Gull (with trailing 1st Basic Laughing Gull), Corpus Christi, Texas, 3/05.

3rd Basic Lesser Black-backed Gull, Corpus Christi, Texas, 3/05.

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, Corpus Christi, Texas, 3/05.

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, Corpus Christi, Texas, 3/05.

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, Corpus Christi, Texas, 3/05.

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull, Corpus Christi, Texas, 3/05.

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull with a Laughing Gull retinue, Corpus Christi, Texas, 3/05.

2nd Cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull, Prewitt Reservoir, Washington County, Colorado, 7/10/04. Very difficult molting sub-adult- only had two retrices (tail feathers), but they were diagnostic for Lesser Black-backed. Probably an unprecedented summer bird for Colorado found by Chris Wood and Tony Leukering.

2nd Cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull, Prewitt Reservoir, Washington County, Colorado, 7/10/04.

Juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull (foreground) at Thomas Reservoir, Lafayette, Colorado 11/01/01.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org