Today I checked the harbour in Klaksvík. There were about 100 Iceland Gulls and 20 of those were 1w birds. So they have raised some young in 2011. Furthermore there were 5 adult Kumlien’s Gulls, two 1w Kumlien’s Gulls and several brownies.
Herring Gulls on the Faroes are considered dark argenteus-types. On average they are much darker than birds in Denmark for instance. Thus they are often believed to be american Herring Gulls by foreigners. I have no idea if they are some kind of intermediate between American and European Herring Gull or just dark argenteus’es, but they really are dark here – and the darkest gulls are very dark in deed. Today I focused on the Herring Gulls ’cause there were some weird birds around.