Glaucous x Herring Gull
hyperboreus x argentatus


Photographer

Dick Newell

Date

2nd December 01

Location

Milton, Cambs.

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This bird demonstrates the broken eye-ring, pink bill base and translucent wings of a Glaucous Gull. It also shows the sub-terminal chevrons typical of a 1st year white-winged gull. As it coincides with a large influx of argentatus Herring Gulls during recent days, one assumes it is an argentatus hybrid.
Postscript: All people who commented on this bird favoured it as a pale argentatus rather than a hybrid. It turned up again on 27th December and I managed some more pictures, including P00934 below. In my opinion, the translucency of these primaries has to come from Glaucous Gull.


P00892

P00893

P00934

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