total of 5 seen, much larger than Icelands, all white bird.
Cecil Co. Landfill, MD February 8, 2014
center .. wingtips obscured but mantle shade and size ID the bird
one of 6 present; 1st cycle
Another rare bird hanging out in Humboldt County!
This bird breeds in Alaska and northern Canada and winters along the coast, south to California (rarely) and Virginia.
Like the HOLAs, this gull appears to be a yearly 'repeat-guest'. Hanging out with a flock of mostly Ring-billed Gulls and a few Herring Gulls, they get fed regularly by neighbors and visitors.
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.