Bonaparte’s Gull

Bonaparte's Gull - first winter and first for the Faroes!

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.

Bonaparte's Gull - first winter and first for the Faroes!

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.

Bonaparte's Gull - and Yes, it is a 3rd winter Kumlien's Gull to the right. Crazy times it is!

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!

Bonaparte's Gull - first winter and first for the Faroes!

And just to tease a bit a Kumlien’s Gull was standing right next to the Bonaparte’s for a moment!

Really a small bird!

I love Gulls! And a nice bonus were two Little Auks also at Sandágerið.

Rockmund celebrates another national first!

SiO

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2 comments on “Bonaparte’s Gull

  1. Russ says:

    Fantastic! Well done to the both of you! I’m definately going to be on a ‘gulling’ mission at the weekend…

  2. Michal says:

    Congratulations! I am looking for this one in Poland. 🙂

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