During the last few days the weather has been awesome – freezing cold and sunny. So I’ve been out a little. In Klaksvík a Grey Wagtail was present a few days ago.
Today I went to Tórshavn and on the way there I checked some gulls and stumbled upon an interesting bird. It was heavier build than the surrounding Herring Gulls and the primary tips had a grey instead of black.
The iris seemed rather dark and it was a 4th winter bird. The bill was much like a Herring Gull. The head and chest had dark streaks.
But the primary pattern didn’t look like anything I’ve seen before – or you could call it a grey version of a Herring Gull.
So it must be yet another Viking Gull (Glaucous x Herring Gull).
I also briefly checked the plantation in Tórshavn were the Oriental Turtle Dove was still present and looking fit for fight.