Tuesday 14 April 2009

The Latvian Slaty-backed Gull - more pictures and information

We (Paul Hackett and myself) found this bird around 0930 hrs on Monday 13 April at Riga dump. We saw it intermittently during the day, until it flew off towards the nearby bathing pools around 1630 hrs. It was seen again by several local birders and Annika Forsten on Tuesday 14th, until at least 1700 hrs. I assume it is most likely the Lithuanian bird seen earlier in the winter but have not yet compared the two in detail.