Friday, January 10, 2014

Øygarden 08 January 2014 - Omissus?

Light southerly wind.

A flock of Herring Gulls gråmåke feeding in the fields at Harkestad contained a bird with yellow legs. Without access to "Gulls" I can only say that my gut feeling is that this bird is probably "just" an omissus. Despite waiting for as long as I had time the gull only stretched its wings once and very briefly - lots of white in the wingtip.

Above: record shots of what is probably an "omissus" Herring Gull

Also paid a brief visit to Solberg where a small flock of Eiders ærfugl flew south, a couple of Gannets havsule fed offshore and a Kittiwake krykkje headed north. A seal, probably a Common Seal was also present here.

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