In a small group of gulls we noticed that one was very dark. It was sitting among some of the common Ring-billed and Herring Gulls. On closer inspection we identified it as a Lesser Black-backed Gull, which is listed as "Accidental" on the refuge list, meaning that it has only been seen once or twice.
In the picture you can see that it is much darker than the smaller Ring-billed and larger Herring Gulls.
|Lesser Black-backed Gull|
|Willets in flight|
|Flying Willets with Marbled Godwits|
Once we get some better weather I'll get out and get more pictures. So stay tuned!!