On Saturday morning, 23 January 2016, I was birding the Lake McConaugy area. I observed a gull in the Kingsley Dam spillway which I originally identified as an Iceland, but then changed my identification to, admittedly a small, Glaucous Gull. I reported the bird as a Glaucous Gull on NEbirds. Mike Resch, a visiting birder from Massachusetts, saw the same bird a few days later and thought it was an Iceland Gull. I took several photos of the bird during my observation, but had not scrutinized them much. However, upon review of the photos, discussions with Mike and input from several birders, I agree this bird is an Kumlien’s Iceland Gull. A few photos of the beast are below.
Thanks to Mike for the dialogue and helping correct the record.
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