Wednesday 19 February 2014

Wintersett Glaucous x Herring Gull Hybrid

Thanks to Alan Tremethick for the following photos

 and to Dave Britton for the following comment.

BirdNet are reporting a hybrid Glaucous/Herring Gull at Shirecliffe Tip (near Sheffield) this morning (19.02.14). They wrongly call it a Nelson's Gull (that term is usually reserved for hybrids of Glaucous and American Herring Gull). I've let them know this error. This might be a different bird of course but interesting as the adult Kumlien's Gull has wandered between these sites.

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Martin Wells said...

Also of interest is that all the gulls gathering at the Broomhead Reservoir roost left pre-dusk in a NE direction

ASmith said...

Thanks Martin. I think if the gulls arrived at Wintersett from Broomhead it would have been too dark to pick up any notables.