Iceland Gull 14th March

After seeing Alan Doidge's photos of the adult Kumlien's Gull nr South Milton/Salcombe from last Saturday, I checked some more of my photos of the Iceland Gull I reported on 14th March at South Huish.

 Kumliens Gull S Huish 14 March 2015 ML Kumliens Gull S Huish 14 March 2015 ML2

Although faint and despite having a one or more feathers damaged on left wing (P6 & 7) there are grey tips on Primary 8 (P8) on both wings and P7 on right (undamaged wing). Sadly the upper wing shots were all distant but there does appear to be a darker line along the leading edge of P10.  As an adult the primary tips alone make this a  kumlieni rather than glaucoides Iceland Gull.

Posted April 1st, 2015 at 8:53 am by Mike Langman in Bird News