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Still with us? Ok. The previous record of five Kumlien's Gulls in Kerry in one year has just been thoroughly broken, with the addition of another at Inch – the sixth already this year – on 20th January (the fourth individual at that site), and news just in of another, possibly two more, at Reenard Pier today. Watch this space. In the meantime, two more photos of Kumlien's Gulls.
First-winter Kumlien's Gull, Inch, 21st January 2014 (Michael O'Clery).
A 'new' bird, with particularly well-marked tertials, and (not visible in this photo) a fairly uniformly dark brown tail band, to distinguish it from the other two.
TWO first-winter Kumlien's Gulls, Inch, 21st January 2014 (Michael O'Clery).