Nunamiut name: Nauyavak
Photo credit: Mark Spangler
There were two young glaucous gull at the park today.
First year Glaucous Gull with other more typical gulls for this area.
I found two birds within about 1km of one another...
immature. This bird has been present in this location for a while
Met up with Greg Lasley this morning and we found a few birds, but we failed to find nice light for photography. Saw some nice birds, talked about bird ID all in all a nice morning.
The Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) is a large gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of the northern hemisphere and the Atlantic coasts of Europe. It is migratory, wintering from in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans as far south as the British Isles and northernmost states of the USA, also on the Great Lakes. A few birds sometimes reach the southern USA and northern Mexico.