Saturday, January 30, 2016


Subject: "Kumlien's" Iceland Gull at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Date: Jan 29 2016 18:42 pm
From: sean AT

To follow up on Doug Gochfeld's earlier post, the adult "Kumlien's" Iceland
Gull (ICGU) was present this evening at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The bird was initially spotted today by Karen Ohearn. It is important when
scanning the pilings to occasionally change vantage points as the gull was
hidden from view initially.
The large gulls were coming in to roost at 4:15 and the ICGU was seen soon
after. This seems to be the daily routine, although yesterday the large
gulls began to come to roost much later and majority of birds actually came
in after 5pm as light was fading and viewing conditions were less than
optimal. The ICGU was not seen yesterday despite multiple observers
looking. For comparison, today there were over 300 Herring Gulls on the
pilings by 4:30 and yesterday at 4:30 there were approximately 75.

A few images are imbedded in the following checklist.

Good birding,

Sean Sime
Brooklyn, NY

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