Kumlien’s Iceland Gull and Great Black-backed Gulls at the South Shore Yacht Club in Milwaukee Wisconsin on February 8, 2015

I made a run down to South Shore Yacht Club in Milwaukee late morning. I had just saw the report by Jennifer A of the Kumlien’s Iceland Gull, 2nd cycle. This bird has been around the area but I had missed previous tries. I was down there yesterday and it was still froze up and almost bird less.  Today it was open water south of the club and very birdie. Along with the Kumlien’s Iceland were two Great Black-backed Gulls, one adult and one 1st winter and 2 Glaucous Gulls. Thanks to Jennifer for the report. Images were taken on February 8, 2015.

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Kumlien’s Iceland Gull

Binomial name: Larus glaucoides

Category: Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

Size: 22” long, 54” wing span

Weight: 1.8 lb

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Great Black-backed Gulls

Great Black-backed Gull, adult

Great Black-backed Gull, adult

Great Black-backed Gull, adult

Great Black-backed Gull, adult

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Great Black-backed Gull, adult

Great Black-backed Gull, adult

Great Black-backed Gull, adult

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

Great Black-backed Gull, 1st winter

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2 Glaucous Gulls

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

3 Responses to Kumlien’s Iceland Gull and Great Black-backed Gulls at the South Shore Yacht Club in Milwaukee Wisconsin on February 8, 2015

  1. Tom O'Malley says:

    Great Shots of the Gulls. Glad you caught up with them and shared them with us.

  2. Teddy says:

    great shots, thanks for sharing.

  3. Annette Schrab Clark says:

    Beautiful work, as always. Thank you for all you do and share.

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