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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Kumlien's Gull

Ed Hunter picked out this Kumlien's Gull at Burry Holms this morning. In the afternoon it was in Broughton Bay / Whiteford Sands. There were 4 adult Little Gulls off Burry Holms.


Phil B said...

Would be interested what others think, but on first impression plumage darker, especially pps, cp with 2cy Kumlien's there month ago.

Barry Stewart said...

Looks like a new bird to me too. With a new adult Glauc at Wernffrwd as well today (EAH) the Arctic gull run continues...

Mark Hipkin said...

I was in contact with Eddie earlier and he suggested it was quite a dark bird. I know Eddie saw a paler Kumlien's and possibly a darker Kumlien's around the time the Thayer's was first found. From what I gather I believe Eddie thinks this is a new bird.