Mersey Birders

Birding the North West

1sts-2ndw Iceland Gull

1sts Iceland Gull Seaforth NR Merseyside 3rd June 2007

1sts Iceland Gull Seaforth NR Merseyside 3rd June 2007

2ndw Iceland Gull Moore NR Cheshire 23rd December 2008

This is an interesting bird with a Glaucous like appearance. pink based bill with black tip, the eye was actually bicoloured (hard to see in this picture), the mantle feathers are new, but not grey like normal 2ndw birds, but 1stw like, could catch out the unwary as a Juv Glaucous Gull.

2ndw Iceland Gull Moore NR Cheshire 23rd December 2008

2ndw Iceland Gull Moore NR Cheshire 23rd December 2008

2ndw Iceland Gull Moore NR Cheshire 23rd December 2008

Different bird to above showing more normal 2ndw features.

2ndw Iceland Gull Arpley Tip Cheshire 7th February 2009

2ndw Iceland Gull Arpley Tip Cheshire 7th February 2009

2ndw Iceland Gull Arpley Tip Cheshire 7th February 2009

2ndw Iceland Gull Richmond Bank Cheshire 21st February 2009

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The photos on this site are mainly digi-scoped thru a Leica 77 telescope, using a Nikon Coolpix 995 3.4 MP for the older shots and the more recent shots are with a Fujifilm Finepix Z20 10 MP and a Samsung NV9  hand held to the eye-piece.

Also a Canon DSLR 40D with a 28-90 mm, 80-200mm lenses, 350D, Sigma 500mm f4,5 APO EX DG HSM, 7D.

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