Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)
1st summer Iceland Gull, North Rona, Scotland, May 2005 - click for larger image North Rona, Scotland
May 2005

The Iceland Gull breeds on the Arctic shores of North America and Greenland and winters south down the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and across the north Atlantic to north-western Europe.

1st summer Iceland Gull, North Rona, Scotland, May 2005 - click for larger image This is a 1st summer bird showing the dark bill with a pale base and the worn brown feathers looking almost white. Legs are pinkish and the head has a rather gentle look. It is noticeably smaller than the Great Black-backed Gull it is standing close to in photo 3. (Glaucous Gull L. hyperboreus would look about the same size as Great Black-backed Gull.)
1st summer Iceland Gull, North Rona, Scotland, May 2005 - click for larger image
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