Yesterday I wrote a comment on this very blog about the fact that Yellow-legged, Bonaparte’s, Laughing and Black-tailed Gull haven’t been recorded on the Faroes. That is not true anymore.
At 11 a.m. Rodmund á Kelduni called me about a putative Bonaparte’s Gull. We went over the crucial details over the phone and we reached the conclusion that it was a Bonaparte’s Gull.
So I rushed to Sandágerði, Tórshavn, where Rockmund had first found the bird. It was gone when I came, so we checked different sites around Tórshavn.
One hour later we came back to Sandágerið and now a nice little first winter Bonaparte’s Gull was swimming a bit up steam of Sandá. YES!!! This is the first Bonaparte’s Gull to be seen on the Faroes – what a way to start the new year!
And just to tease a bit a Kumlien’s Gull was standing right next to the Bonaparte’s for a moment!
I love Gulls! And a nice bonus were two Little Auks also at Sandágerið.