From Iceland With Love

This past winter was a banner year for Gulls at the Coxsackie Boat Launch in Greene County, New York.  Besides the “Big 3” (Ring-billed, Herring and Greater Black-backed Gulls), Lesser Black-backed and Glaucous Gulls were frequently found, but Iceland Gull, both adult and immature were nearly common from January to mid March.  One particular young Iceland Gull was a bully, frequently making himself the sole recipient of any handouts from people.  Of course this meant you were able to get some killer looks at this species and of course, some photographs.  Makes me look forward to next winter!

Iceland Gull, Coxsackie Boat Launch, Greene County, NY

Iceland Gull, Coxsackie Boat Launch, Greene County, NY

Iceland Gull, Coxsackie Boat Launch, Greene County, NY

Ring-billed Gulls with Iceland Gull for comparison, Coxsackie Boat Launch, Greene County, NY

A great shot showing the wings and tail of an Iceland Gull, Coxsackie Boat Launch, Greene County, NY

Ring-billed Gulls with Iceland Gull, Coxsackie Boat Launch, Greene County, NY

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3 responses to “From Iceland With Love

  1. Hmmm, looks like the nominate subspecies and not the form Kumlien’s more commonly encountered in eastern North America.
    Has this been established? Would be very interesting. I have rarely (if ever?) heard of a non-Kumlien’s Iceland Gull in North America…

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