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Ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis) discovered by sam (#3990)

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Sighting Info

Observed: July 22, 2014 @ 7:15 PM
Posted on: August 7, 2014 @ 1:11 PM (diff: 16 days)
there wee about 50 of these on the point

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By Lessa on 8/7/2014 3:22:27 PM

Neat! These are typically found in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. I wonder what they were doing in Labrador? The birdtherock website suggests that they show up nearly annually, but are an unusual sighting in the province. 

By sam on 8/7/2014 10:35:43 PM

Lessa, after going back to an observation I made on march 20, 2014 and entered it, I think I am confused. That one was the size of a Black- backed gull, quite similar, except the wings were lighter. I still don't know the identification of it, but birders at the location said it was a Yellow-Legged Gull. the one I entered on August was much smaller and I meant to enter it as, Ringed billed gull. TYhere is a Herring Gull in ther center of the pic. Any suggestion to help me would be appreciated. Sam

By Lessa on 8/8/2014 9:39:46 AM

The middle one (big one) is a herring, but I am sure the yellow legged is correct. A rare sighting, co rats!

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