sorry to keep you in suspense so long...I know you all were dying to hear what we did, after the 'hint' posted last weekend :)
We’re still waiting on some photos from the first half of our day that Saturday, so Jay will be posting later, but for now I will tell you about the last part of our day.
We went to Pickle’s Butte landfill! (Yeah, that’s what the picture’s of in the previous post. Sweet huh?) There were tons of gulls as usual, and among them, our friend the Lesser Black-backed gull! We first spotted an adult Lesser Black-backed (a different bird than the 3rd winter we’d seen at both pickles and hidden hollow landfills) Cool! Then later, while Jay was scanning the flock, I was watching some gulls zipping around fighting over some garbage (yummy!). I was about to ask Jay about the juvie flying in the group, when I noticed one of the birds was a Lesser Black-backed… BUT he was the 3rd winter bird! So there were two different LBBG’s there! That day we also spotted a likely adult Thayer’s gull, with awesome pink legs :)
The adult LBBG! you can really see its yellow eyes