A complete mystery gull from Newfoundland

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adriaens
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A complete mystery gull from Newfoundland

Post by adriaens » Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:52 pm

This adult gull spent several winters at the St John's sewage outflow, Newfoundland, Canada, back in 2001 - 2003.
Here are my images of it, taken in February 2003. They are just video stills, but that only adds to the mystery...
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(this last image by Bruce Mactavish, I think)

adriaens
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Re: A complete mystery gull from Newfoundland

Post by adriaens » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:32 am

Here is a picture of its wing from January 2001, taken by Bruce Mactavish.
There was no hint of a white mirror on P9 then, and as in 2003 there was no dark mark on P5.
gullspecNewfoundlandJan01.jpg
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