I wouldn’t believe that is was possible to see more Iceland Gulls than yesterday. But I was wrong. A look out of the window this morning stunned me. White gulls everywhere! A cautious guess is that there were more than 100 Iceland Gulls in Klaksvík alone today!
In Klaksvík I found two first winters, two second winters and two adult Kumlien’s Gulls.
After watching all the Iceland Gulls in Klaksvík I went to Hvannasund. There were 26 Iceland Gulls and two Glaucous Gulls there. And one should bear in mind that this is just a small village with a small harbour.
Almost immediately a seriously dark Kumlien’s Gull caught my eyes. It was a second winter bird. It was big and weird. I’ve never seen such a funny bird – is was almost like the front part of the bird was white and the back part was dark.
But there were other good gulls around too. Two adults, one first winter and one or two second winter Kumlien’s Gulls. And three Glaucous Gulls were also present.
On my way back I checked Árnafirði. On the beach there were two first winter Glaucous Gulls and an adult Kumlien’s Gull was eating the remains of a Pink-fooed Goose.
Well, if you like white-winged gulls the Faroe Islands is the place to be right now. All in all I found 127 Iceland Gulls and 11 Kumlien’s Gulls within 15 minutes drive from my home… spectacular!