Glaucous Gull
Larus hyperboreus hyperboreus

f4.8 @ 1/1000s, ISO:1250, Nikon D3S w 500mm


"Glaucous Gull," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The glaucous gull is a large gull which breeds in the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and the Atlantic coasts of Europe. It is migratory, wintering from in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans as far south as the British Isles and northernmost states of the USA, also on the Great Lakes. A few birds sometimes reach the southern USA and northern Mexico. There are four subspecies: L. h. hyperboreus: northern Europe to north-western Siberia. This species breeds colonially or singly on coasts and cliffs, making a lined nest on the ground or cliff. Normally, 24 light brown eggs with dark chocolate splotches are laid.
Svalbard, Norway
 
07/13/2015