There was a first-cycle Lesser Black-backed Gull near the floating dock on Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis late this afternoon.  It was very cooperative as it  bathed for nearly the entire observation time.
Also present were a few Thayer's Gulls, including the darker-mantled individual reported by Paul Budde last week, plus around 200 Herring Gulls and 400 Ring-billed Gulls.
A nice evening to scan the lake with low winds and most birds reasonably near the western shore.

Doug Kieser
Minneapolis

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