Lesser Black-backed Gull in Markham


This dark-mantled gull was at Trib C in Markham on 3 July 2005. Its size was about the same as an average Herring Gull. It had pale pinkish legs and a thick black bill. Martin Gottschling of Oldenburg, Germany, and Kevin McLaughlin of Hamilton, Canada, identified it as a Lesser Black-backed Gull.