A web site dedicated to gulls in North East Scotland and beyond
Thursday, 20 October 2011
I spent 11-22 August of this year in Greenland, working in streams and rivers draining the Greenland Ice Sheet (above). Our base was Kangerluusuaq, a view of which is shown in the photo below. I managed to find time for some birding, mainly looking for gulls but also taking an interest in the Redpolls.
A view of Kangerluusuaq.
The edge of Greenland Ice sheet; impressive!
The town dump has lots of white-winged gulls: here a mixture of Glaucous and Iceland.
1cy Iceland Gull
Lapland Buntings were very common
There is of course a lot of interest in Redpoll ID and taxonomy, so this selection of Greenland Redpolls, photographed in Greenland, may be useful.
I live close to the village of Newburgh in North-east Scotland. My local birding patch is the Ythan estuary and, especially in the winter months, Peterhead. Nowadays most of my birding time is spent gull watching.
This web site is really just a way to make my pictures useful in some way, rather than having them sitting unused on my computer. I hope you find them interesting, useful and stimulating. Most pictures are gulls, but there are some other birds dotted around - please browse through the older posts...