[CT Birds] Update RE: Dark-eyed Iceland...or...long beach

Comins, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Wed Apr 6 13:29:09 EDT 2016

I'm strongly leaning towards a very dark-winged and dark-eyed Iceland Gull for this bird.   The darkest one I've had in CT.   I might venture to call it a "tweener" and would certainly not pass as a Kumlien's Iceland Gull on the west coast, but it won't pass as a Thayer's on the east coast (I think).  I could send pics if anyone would like to see them.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Comins, Patrick 
Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 12:08 PM
To: CT Birds List <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Subject: Dark-eyed Iceland...or...long beach

I just had a dark-eyed, adult Iceland/Thayer's type at Long Beach.  Photos taken.   Unfortunately someone let their Rhodesian ridgeback chase away all the gulls and it is now about 100 yards offshore

Patrick Comins 

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