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Iceland Gull

March 16, 2021

Whenever I see an Iceland Gull I usually take a good look just to make sure its not the mega rare Ivory Gull. I once had an Ivory Gull within two feet of me while I fed it chicken wieners. The gull loved them! I was leaning against a building on a off loading area for larger fishing vessels in the warm sunshine.

The face patch is confusing in the second photograph. It could be a Thayer's Gull a variant of the Iceland Gull. The Iceland Gull breeds in the arctic and winters in coastal areas further south like balmy Nova Scotia (-12C today).

Iceland Gull

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