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:
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.