Kumlien’s Gull

Stopped off on my way to the ferry this morning to check out the possible Kumlien’s Gull, and found it loafing on the beach bothering a piece of seaweed. Whilst I can’t pretend that gulls inspire any great enthusiasm in me, a Kumlien’s Gull is still better than a poke in the eye with a blunt stick. Probably. Just.

 I forget the current thinking on them, but recall there was talk at one point of a hybrid swarm somewhere in the Canadian arctic or other… something about all Thayer’s / Iceland crosses being a spectrum that could be generically labelled Kumlien’s? Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn – it’s showing a full suite of pro-Kumlien’s features, so whatever the provenance of Kumlien’s as a whole, this appears to be one.

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Roll on some proper migrants…

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2 Responses

  1. Nice pix Mr D – glad your camera arrived – eventually!

  2. Thanks Mr H. Not in your league, but better than what I had before!

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