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Glaucous Gull confirmation.

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Adult Glaucous Gull confirmed. With those pure white wingtips, it's either a Glaucous or an Iceland Gull, but it's far too large/bulky for an Iceland.

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Very much appreciated ( I've been trying to spot an Iceland at this location for some time but was pretty sure this was not it).

Thanks for the confirmation (I think!!).

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2 hours ago, akandula said:

Adult Glaucous Gull confirmed. With those pure white wingtips, it's either a Glaucous or an Iceland Gull, but it's far too large/bulky for an Iceland.

Agreed. Also note that Kumlien's Iceland almost always has at least a small amount of gray in the primaries. An adult Iceland with zero gray should make you consider nominate glaucoides.

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40 minutes ago, akiley said:

Kumlien's Iceland almost always has at least a small amount of gray in the primaries

Thanks @akiley.Is this what is known as wishful thinking? Same bird but probably shadow or artifacts.

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@RobinHood, note the size difference between Icelands and Herrings. 

Iceland Gulls are usually noticeably smaller than Herring Gulls, while Glaucous Gulls (the second largest gull in the world) are noticeably larger than Herring Gulls.

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