Adult winter Baltic Gull L.
f. fuscus, Ashdod port, Israel,
Adult LBBG, Øygarden, Norway, May 2020
Skogsøy, Norway, September 2019
Lesser black-backed Gull, Øygarden, July 2018
Black-backed Gull are a common breeding migrant in Øygarden
the first birds seen usually in March but with the majority returning
in April. They breed in the Common Gull colonies dotted about
Øygarden - these are often near human habitation
in an attempt to avoid predators). They also squeeze in among Great
Black-backed Gulls and Herring Gulls out on the islands.
Although they do feed in the fields with other gulls they are quite a
pelagic species and I often see them well out to sea.
Stad, April 2007
migrating Lesser Black-backed Gull was photographed from a heavily
rolling vessel as the bird cruised north, using the updraughts from the
ship to aid its passage north back to its breeeding grounds.