Kumlien's Gulls at Bluffers Park in Toronto

Ron Pittaway and I observed these three Kumlien's Gulls at Bluffers Park in Toronto on 3 January 2015.  Left to right: second winter, adult and juvenile Kumlien's Gulls. These three are also shown below.


Second winter Kumlien's Gull with somewhat dark primaries being within the range of variation shown by Kumlien's. Same age Thayer's shows darker more contrasting wingtips.


Adult Kumlien's Gull in winter plumage. It has an injured wing, though it was able to fly.


Juvenile Kumlien's Gull. Gulls that breed in the Arctic hold their juvenile plumage well into the winter. 3 January 2015.



Thayer's Gull at Bluffers Park on 12 January 2015


Kumlien's Gulls on 3 January 2015.