Notes about birds, birding and travel from the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
MA - Kumlien's Iceland Gulls - 11/30
Kumlien's Iceland Gull - first-cycle, Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. November 30th, 2010.
A mild, almost balmy afternoon saw the first major (locally at least) arrival of Kumlien's Iceland Gulls to the Turner's Falls power canal. Four individuals arrived for the pre-roost gathering, all them differing significantly in plumage and more subtly in structure. This bird was the first to arrive and also the palest. I'm hoping to post images of the others within the next day or so.