Given the date and the rainy weather, I checked the gull flocks at Robert 
Moses, Captree, and Heckscher SPs this morning and found nine Lesser 
Black-backed Gulls: one juv, two first-summer/second-winter (SY), and five 
older imms at RMSP, and one SY at Heckscher. As is often the case, the SYs at 
RMSP were quite different looking, with one being small and dark-headed and the 
other big, heavy-billed, and pale-headed.  Photos of both these birds, plus 
several others, can be found here:

I was surprised to see zero adults, but I'm sure there are many more birds 
grounded along the coast today.

Shai Mitra
Bay Shore

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