Another superb weekend of gulling. All day Saturday and all day Sunday at Peterhead and Fraserburgh produced 19 white winged gulls - 8 Glaucous, 10 Iceland and a new Kumlien's. The total is remarkably similar to the number of loaves of bread used getting these photos...
3w Kumlien's, found by Paul Baxter and myself on saturday. A real beauty
The kumlien's was supported by a cast of Iceland and Glaucous, including this lovely ad Iceland
2w Iceland - a darkish bird with some stippling in primaries
2w Iceland - the same bird as above. Although stippled, the pattern of pale and dark in the primaries is all wrong for kum's.
another 2w Iceland
a different dark Iceland - this one from peterhead. Again, though dark, the pattern in the primaries is not correct for identifiable kums.