Awesome photos of Glaucous-winged Gull

 Vardø Harbour today

I was here, with Tormod only 2 months ago, talking about what gulls might get found! Look what he found there today. Here’s his story:

“Hello Martin!

Just back from Vardø Harbour, with nice bird news: Me and my wife just re-found the Glaucous-winged Gull that was seen in Kiberg, 18 km from Vardo, on the 4th of July. We have been checking the gulls extra carefully lately. We have just had a few days of very heavy northerly winds and lots of gulls have gathered in Vardo harbour. So we had a good feeling about today’s search! We bought a bread in our local shop, and ten minutes later we are surrounded by 500 Herring Gull, 100 Great B-b Gull, 2 Glaucous Gull and Norways first Glaucous-winged Gull! Nice. It was first seen by a Danish birder, it was well documented but no other birders saw it. Second chance coming up now.

 Well, a very exiting day. I remember we talked about one of the eastern gulls showing up.

Best regards,


The map below shows why this place has so much potential for future big birds for the Western Palearctic:


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