FIVE ELEGANT GULLS AND A SMART BUOY: BIRDS OF ABACO
There are 8 gull species recorded on Abaco. The 5 species shown here all feature in the new ‘Delphi Club Guide to the Birds of Abaco’. The others are the occasional vagrants Black-legged Kittiwake and Black-headed Gull; and the rare winter visitor Great Black-backed Gull. We do in fact have a Black-headed Gull in the archive (in winter plumage), but it was taken on New Providence and wasn’t eligible for inclusion in a book of Abaco birds. Even as a cheat.
Black-headed Gull (winter plumage) NP
HERRING GULL (& header image) (WR 2)
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (WR 2)
NOAA ‘SMART BUOY’ (Chesapeake Bay)*Photo Credits: Bruce Hallett, Woody Bracey, Nina Henry, RH, + NOAA
* Correct. The image is included solely to enable a laboured & old hat pun on ‘girls & boys’.
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