11 Feb - adult Kumlien's Iceland Gull
On Saturday afternoon Carolyn Sedgwick and I birded the central CT coast and stumbled upon a nice adult Kumlien's Iceland Gull at Circle Beach near the end of Neck Road on the Madison/Guilford line. It's one of the more lightly-marked adults I've seen locally in recent years, with limited gray on p7-p10. In fact when first seen naked eye we took it to be completely white-winged, only to notice the dark pigment with optics. A rather pale iris as well. Skies were overcast and the bird was hesitant to come in to popcorn and potato chips, but we did enjoy a few nice flybys.
adult "Kumlien's" Iceland Gull
Nice shots! I'm still waiting to add this beauty to my life list.ReplyDelete