Lesser Black-backed Gull

Larus fuscus

ML114074091



eBird Checklist S48367869
Great Pond, Randolph
Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 42.1927, -71.0485 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

**rare, first group in the county? Walking out the causeway, I casually scanned the gulls on the water and thought the black-back coming in to land looked a bit odd, but it was the same shade as one already on the water, so I figured it was me. After making my way all the way across and starting back, I noticed a few adult black-backs close in on the rocks. I was rather surprised to see bright yellow legs on all three. With a closer look, they were clearly less bulky than a Great and were pretty close in size to Herring. In flight, the contrast between the black at the tips and the rest of the wing was fairly obvious. (Couple photos of one passing under GBBG)

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D
Lens model
EF300mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
420 mm
Shutter speed
1/2000 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,156KB
Dimensions
2681 x 681

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