Some of the Iceland and Kumlien's Gulls present today - click to enlarge.

While most of Europe has been freezing the temperatures where on the Faroes have been high – up to 10 C. But yesterday a minor storm from NW hit the islands and now the ground is covered with snow once again. But it lightens up everything and photographing is more easy.

Two adult Kumlien's Gulls

I checked the harbour today. About 50 Iceland Gulls were present including a stunning 19 Kumlien’s Gulls. And there were several well-marked adults among them.

2w and adult Kumlien's Gull

3w putative Kumlien's Gull

Small adult Kumlien's Gull

An adult Kumlien's Gull with rather strange dark markings

3w putative Kumlien's Gull

Two 2w birds showing the variation - the dark bird could be a Kumlien's Gull

Adult Herring, Kumlien's and Iceland Gull

2w brownie

Dark adult Kumlien's Gull

And when a gull like this one just flies by you just tell yourself: That didn't happen 🙂



6 comments on “Snow

  1. Rodmund á Kelduni says:

    Hi Silas.

    What kind of filter are you using on your lens ??


  2. birdingfaroes says:

    Hi Rodmund

    Normally I do not use any filter at all. The pics above are taken with a filter.


  3. birdingfaroes says:

    Well, I haven’t 🙂

    • Rodmund á Kelduni says:

      “Quote” : Normaly i do not use any filter at all. The pics above are taken with a filter. “Quote end”.

      So what kind of filter ? it shows well when a filter is used 😉

  4. birdingfaroes says:

    Hehe… I forgot the magic word “not”…Sorry.

    The pics above are NOT taken with a filter. I do crop the pics and adjust lightness and sharpness sometimes.

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