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Saturday, 8 February 2014

Littlehampton Beach - Kumlien's Gull 8/2/14

Dashed down to Littlehampton from Steyning to hopefully connect with a possible Kumlien's Gull found by Harry Ramm.. I arrived on the east side of the river mouth (the opposite side to everyone else), but fortunately the bird was on my side and showing well.

Immediately obvious were the well marked primaries, and I set about capturing as many pictures as I could. Also present was an adult Glaucous Gull roosting on the low tide with other Gulls.

 a classic Kumlien's in my opinion. The dark grey primaries with paler edges are obvious, all black bill as well as being an extremely mottled individual.
 the darker outer webs on the outer primaries and obvious tail band is unlike Iceland Gull.
 darker-centred secondaries, all black bill and the darker primaries are again all pro-Kumlien's features.
another view of the tail band.
(juvenile Kumlien's Gull at Littlehampton Beach)

 adult Glaucous Gull 
Siberian Chiffchaff at Steyning


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