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Little Gull and Black-legged Kittiwake

6,7 Nov 2009
Antelope Island Causeway
Davis County, Utah

(E-mail from Jack Binch, 6 Nov 2009)

...While I was waiting, a flock of about 150 or so Bonaparte's Gulls moved in
closer to the bridge. Every fall when they come in I look for a Black-legged Kittiwake. [See picture below ] THIS TIME I THINK I GOT ONE. See the little photo attached. I do not have a book on gulls, and Sibley does not show the bird well. If someone has a good book, let me know and I will send a larger photo. YES!!! It is about the size of a Ring-billed and stands out from the Bonaparte's that it is with.

Jack Binch

A Little Gull was discovered in the same place as the Black-legged Kittiwake the following day.  Jack also got a picture of that one.  [See below].

         Photos by Jack Binch

(pictures above) Black-legged Kittiwake surrounded by Bonaparte's Gulls
Little Gull on the Wing

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