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Kumlien’s Gull at Morning Point

17th November 2020

This Kumlien’s Gull at Morning Point was the forth I’ve found on St Mary’s out of the six I’ve observed on Scilly

Got out late today and while listening to 2 vocal Yellowbrowed Warbler at Porthloo Lane, a report of 2 Dusky Warbler came on from RBA at the Porth Hellick loop trail. after seeing a single Firecrest, I arrived within ten minutes of the news goin out at Porth Hellick. Standing around for a while on the boardwalk with Will at the loop trail, all we got were a single Siberian Chiffchaff and Firecrest and for the first time, I got to see the Dusky Warbler, since finding it twelve days ago on call. Later on, after we left, more birders arrived but they also only came across the one Dusky Warbler.

Siberian Chiffchaff

As the winds were ideal for bringing in Iceland Gulls, yesterday from 15.00 onwards, I was off Morning Point and managed to get a distant immature straight through but hanging around, was the juvenile that visit’s the garden, ‘Billy’. I choose the wrong site as Scott was watching 2 new juveniles at Porthloo. However, there was a trickle of Lesser Black-backed Gull moving from east to west off the point with a very good total for this time of year of 81 and with them was a sub-adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 kittiwake.

A few of the 81 Lesser Black-backed Gull that moved through off Morning Point yesterday

One of the 2 Kittiwake

So again this afternoon, I was deciding to do Porthloo or Morning Point. I found myself walking down the slope towards the latter sight just after 15.00 and a long ways off, I could see 2 Iceland Gull. A few minutes later when I got to the outflow to where they both were, there was only ‘Billy’ still present. It was some twenty minutes later that, prusembly the other Iceland Gull, came into join the feeding frenzy of gulls. I put my bins on the new white-winger and immediatly identified it as juvenile Kumlien’s Gull by the wing tips, rump and tail! Ideal! Quickly, I took some record shots and then put the news out. Only Dick Filby twitched the gull and we both observed it in the dull light before we both left the sight at 16.40 while the Kumlin’s was still present.

‘Billy’ the Iceland Gull, has not visited my garden in the last few days

The Kumlien’s Gull performed well off the outflow but light was shite and the weather is not all that better tomorrow!

The 2 Iceland Gull together with the Kumlin’s on the right

Totals included 2 Iceland Gull, including the Kumlien’s, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 70+Black-headed Gull, 40+Lesser Black-backed and Great Black-backed Gull

In three groups, over 270 Oystercatcher, west out of Porthcressa.

There was a single Black Redstart and 2 Blackcap at Littile Porth and a single Swallow

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Author: Kris Webb 10

I love to throw sticks at trees! I also can’t get enough of music! I also blog about my observations on Scilly and wherever I go around the world and what’s sometimes on my mind. I’ve visited over 30 countries and some more times than once. I’ve worked and volunteered in Nepal, USA, Peru, Gambia, Costa Rica, 3x Australia, and refugee camps in Palestine The profile image is one I took while in Palestine of a brave Israeli holding high the Palestinian flag in front of the Israeli Offensive Forces during protests in Belin

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