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Lesser Black-backed Gulls

Observed: 11th January 2013 By: John PilkingtonJohn Pilkington’s reputation in BirdsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in BirdsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in BirdsJohn Pilkington’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

Lesser Black Backs seem to have returned to the area around Industrial and Retail parks east of Newport, s Wales, having disappeared in Autumn.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus) interacts

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Increased Numbers

In recent days, the ratio of LBBG to Herring Gulls has increased to about 2:1. In past, the HG outnumbered the LBBG. Occasionally see about 30-40 birds in an evening "murmuration", circling one set of factory roofs and making an incredible din. Sometimes this crowd is joined momentarily by Crows and Jackdaws.