Today I stayed on the northern islands. In Klaksvík the number of Iceland Gulls had slightly decreased – the number was now down to about 70 birds. But there is a huge turn over. Every time I check new individuals have come and others gone.
In Klaksvík there were at least 7 ssp. kumlieni today including a very interesting and dark 2. winter. Now I start to wonder how to separate Thayer’s Gull from dark Kumlien’s Gulls. ‘Cause Thayer’s might as well show up with all the Kumlien’s Gulls.
In Hvannasund the number of Iceland Gulls had increased to at least 50 birds. The birds in Hvannasund are very aggressive and they don’t seem to find a lot of food – the fish factory is closed these days. So I bet the birds are starving – and I did find a dead adult Iceland Gull which was very skinny.
I’ve been asked to post some pics og 2nd winter birds and that I’ll do.