Dark kumliens or thayer’s?

Thayer's or kumliens gull?

Today there were lots and lots of gulls in Klaksvík – or maybe about 500 which is quite a lot for this places. It was soon clear that some new white birds were in. But when I had spended about 40 minutes at the catch photographing white gulls a very dark kumliens or thayer’s gull flew by. Quite ironically the bird just flew through the bay. I noticed it to the south of the catch as it flew north.

Thayer's or kumliens gull?

I managed to get 3 shots during the fly-by and then I followed it all the way to Haraldsund, where it flew further north. It was very dark but still paler than the herring gulls and had the size of a rather bulky iceland gull. It hard obvious dark tail and very dark primaries compared to the kumliens gulls we get here normally. Comments are welcome!



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