Monday, 9 January 2012

From the Swarm

Not surprisingly there were more Iceland Gulls on the patch today, or were there ? 2 1st winters and 2 2nd winters were on Moast beach, were different birds from yesterday's, why ? Well all four birds showed varying degrees of 'Kumlien's' Gull or to be more specific - they all showed signs of coming from the hybrid swarm, with faded 'arrowheads' in the primaries and a hint of a tailband. I would only call them Kumlien's if they looked like the one on Whalsay recently - see here (scroll down to Dec 5th).

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