[Ontbirds] Kumlien's Iceland Gulls in Toronto

Jean Iron jeaniron at sympatico.ca
Wed Feb 2 17:39:09 EST 2011

Kumlien's Gull is highly variable with no two alike. Toronto on Lake
Ontario is a great spot to study them. Here are photos of 21 different
individuals photographed in late January 2011. They include adults,
third and second winter birds, but only one first winter bird. Perhaps
this is random due to a small sample size or was 2010 a poor breeding
season because first winter birds are normally more frequent than second
and third winter birds combined. 

See three pages of photos. 


Directions: Bluffers Park is at the south end of Brimley Road in Toronto
on Lake Ontario. Free entry and great for waterbirds.

Jean Iron and Ron Pittaway
Toronto and Minden, Ontario

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