Kumlien’s Gull revisited.

Went to Weedley Springs on Monday morning to look for migrants. Pretty quiet with only a Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and 2 Blackcap. Had a photogenic Brimstone butterfly but flushed by 2 inconsiderate mountain bikers and lost to view.

Went to Hornsea Mere with Martin L and Roy this afternoon. Had the 3 Red-crested Pochard again.


Female Red-crested Pochard of the mixed pair-Hornsea Mere

Went to do a see watch at Ulrome. Had a few Kittiwake and Sandwich Tern as well as 3 Sanderling and a Turnstone on the beach. Moved further up the coast to Barmston. The “Kumliem’s” Gull was on the beach below the car park. Now looking very white. Is it distinguishable from a first summer Iceland Gull?


Kumlien’s Gull-Barmston

Flew north then back south again, disappearing towards Ulrome.


Kumlien’s Gull-Barmston

Sea birds as at Ulrome. 11 Turnstone on the outfall, and a similar number of Sanderling and a Dunlin. 2 Hobbies reported flying south along cliff top late afternoon.

Ring-necked Duck still at Tophill Low NR this evening.





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April 29, 2013 · 5:18 pm

One response to “Kumlien’s Gull revisited.

  1. Pingback: 31/1/16 Kumlien’s Gull at Barmston [for the 4th year?] | Erich's birding and biking blog

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