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Lesser Black-backed Gull at Hotel Del 10/24/2020

This morning a likely returning adult Lesser Black-backed Gull was on the rocks in front of the Hotel Del in Coronado at low tide despite the number of people clambering around the rocks with it. Dark mantled gull much like a Western Gull but with a yellow eye, yellow legs and feet, a more contrastingly colored bill, and gray streaking on head and neck that is strongest near eyes giving a slight black-eyed look. This bird is in molt and shows white patches on upper wings in flight.

Dan Jehl
San Diego
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports