Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Kumlien's Gull!

In light of Chris Charlesworth's recent sighting, I figured I had better get back up to Kelowna to check Maude Roxby. Got there around 3:45pm just as the light was fading and was glad to see a large number of gulls. In amongst them was an adult KUMLIEN'S (Iceland) Gull-- very pale mantle in comparison to nearby Thayer's Gulls, dusky eye, pale head, white edging to primaries and ashy coloured tips. A first cycle GLAUCOUS GULL was also neat (my first sub-adult of the winter), and the number of Glaucous-winged Gulls were astounding (60+!)

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