Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus

This rather dark 1st winter Glaucous Gull was present on the VAM rubbish dump near Wijster, the Netherlands on 5 January 2002. On the same day a 2nd winter bird was present, which can be viewed here.

The rather bold markings on the tail and primaries at first caused a bit of confusion but these are not unusual for a dark GG. The tips of the primaries and secondaries show a fine double chevron typical for this species.

Rudy Offereins

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