04 February 2012

A Territorial Kumlien's

An adult Kumlien's Gull is now back at Hammond Marina in Indiana for at least the 4th consecutive year. I don't typically think of our wintering gulls as holding territories, but this one sure does (click here to read more about this behavior):

Adult Kumlien's. Hammond Marina, IN.  28 Jan 2012. 
It's late apperance is probably best explained by the mild winter we've had thus far. In any event, it's great to have such a reliable (and beautiful) Kumlien's to go see whenever I need a quick Iceland fix.