2nd winter
Kumlien's Iceland Gull
Larus glaucoides kumlieni @
March 30th 2009 Choshi Chiba Japan

This 2nd winter Kumlien's Iceland Gull was found on the seawall after watching the 1st winter and3rd winter bird. Kumlien's Iceland Gulls totaled  at least 6 individuals this winter. It was an unheard-of great winter for both Kumlien's and Thayer's Gulls.


Note the limited dark parts on the outer primaries, and almost whitish secondaries. The overall feathers were not as worn as 1st winter birds in this time of year.