New day – new birds

Photo taken from my living room

It’s almost like autumn. One day there are birds everywhere, the next day nothing’s left. There really is a huge change in the number of Iceland Gulls present. But today is was for the better! More than 250 birds were present in Klaksvík today…

Glaucous Gull

And a lot of new birds had arrived since yesterday. There were at least 10 Kumlien’s Gulls including a very dark 2. winter bird. I wonder when the invasion will peak, ’cause it seems like the number of birds is just increasing rapidly!
Yesterday there were just a few Kumlien’s Gulls and almost no so-called brown-wingers. But today there were several brown-wingers too… It really is hard to understand the dynamics of this invasion.

2. winter Kumlien's Gull - Klaksvík

2. winter Kumlien's Gull - Klaksvík

2. winter Kumlien's Gull - Klaksvík

Rodmund called me a moment ago. There are 70 to 80 Iceland Gulls in Sørvágur and a very dark Herring Gull is also present.

Difficult 2. winter bird - could be both Iceland and Kumlien's Gull

One of the brown-wingers - a 2. winter Iceland Gull

Difficult 4. winter bird - but I'd go for Iceland Gull

Difficult 4. winter bird - Probably a Kumlien's Gull

Iceland Gulls on a row

Since the faroese Herring Gulls have caused some interest I’m gonna post some images of some random Herring Gulls photographed today.

Herring Gull

Herring Gull

Herring Gull

Herring Gull

SiO

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