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“Piping plovers, difficult to identify gulls which were herrings? glaucous? great black-backed? and arctic terns were always there.”
“Once born they can fall prey to hypothermia, suffer attacks from black-backed gulls and ravens (who peck out the eyes, tongues and rectums); even rabbit holes are a danger (they wriggle in for shelter and can't get out).”
“Ethiopian cisticola, Cisticola lugubris (formerly, Cisticola galactotes lugubris; protonym, Sylvia (Cisticola) lugubris), also known as the Abyssinian black-backed cisticola, photographed at the Gerfasa Reservoir, Ethiopia (Africa).”
“The gull colonies in Rotterdam are comprised of two species: the lesser black-backed gull, and the herring gull.”
“She found a bench out of the wind, keeping a close eye on the black-backed gulls suspended over her impromptu picnic, their sandwich-detecting radar on full sweep.”
“Gulls do visit the pond, more of the quieter, more dignified black-backed gulls, fortunately, than the rude and raucous herring gulls that are to sea birds what dandelions are to wildflowers, and there are a couple of ospreys who find the fishing hereabouts to their liking.”
“- I had picked out the little gray kitten that became Graymalken, and our friend Erin had picked out the little gray and gold kitten that became Brinna both with us today...but the third kitten, the black-backed one, was not there.”
“The fonts were weird, and the black-backed psychedelic swirls superimposed on the Prius left me feeling embarrassed for everyone involved.”
“Egg collecting is permitted from herring gulls, great black-backed gulls, common gulls, and blacklegged kittiwakes early in the laying season.”
“Great black-backed gull (Larus marinus) Black-legged kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) III”
Looking for tweets for black-backed.