Amid all the swallow activity at Quidi Vidi Lake, I came across this different gull. It was larger and darker than a Lesser Black-backed Gull. There were other field marks that were different, too.
Luckily, Dave Brown was in the area and came to look at it. He figures it is a 3rd year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Good to have the experts around, because I stared at this bird for a long time. I figured it was a lesser because I couldn't find anything else to match. At this time of the year, it pays to look closely at every oddity around.