Gulls and stuff

 

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail

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.

Jizz compared to Herring Gull

Jizz compared to Herring Gull

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.

Gull...

Gull…

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.

Wing pattern

Wing pattern

 

Wing pattern

Wing pattern

So it must be yet another Viking Gull (Glaucous x Herring Gull).

With Iceland Gull

With Iceland Gull

I also briefly checked the plantation in Tórshavn were the Oriental Turtle Dove was still present and looking fit for fight.

Oriental Turtle Dove

Oriental Turtle Dove

 

Robin in the snow

Robin in the snow

Silas

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