Possible Hybrid Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus, X Herring Gull, Larus argentatus . Dryden TWS, Tompkins Co., NY, 31 January 2007.

Photos taken with Sony Cyber-shot digital camera through a Swarovski AT-65 spotting scope. © Kevin J. McGowan


In the following two pictures, note how just a slight change in angle to the sun changes the relative shading of the back of the hybrid (center) and the Herring Gull behind it.




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