Glaucous Gulls (Lake Michigan region, USA) – 201402

Various Glaucous Gulls Larus hyperboreus seen during my trip in the Lake Michigan region mid-February.

No introduction needed, simply stunning birds.

Bird #1

Adult, 15 February 2014, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA (Gull Frolic 2014).

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15 February 2014, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA.

Winthrop Harbor, Illinois

15 February 2014, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA.

Winthrop Harbor, Illinois

15 February 2014, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA. With American Herring Gulls.

Bird #2

Adult, 14 February 2014, Lake County Fairground, Libertyville, Illinois, USA.

14 February 2014, Lake County Fairground, Libertyville, Illinois, USA.

14 February 2014, Lake County Fairground, Libertyville, Illinois, USA. With adult American Herring Gull in the background.

14 February 2014, Lake County Fairground, Libertyville, Illinois, USA. With adult American Herring Gull in the background.

14 February 2014, Lake County Fairground, Libertyville, Illinois, USA. With adult American Herring Gulls.

Bird #3

First-cycle, second-calendar year. 15 February 2014, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA (Gull Frolic 2014).

15 February 2014, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA.

15 February 2014, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA.

15 February 2014, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA.

15 February 2014, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA.

15 February 2014, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA. Being chased by American Herring Gulls of various ages.

15 February 2014, Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, USA. Being chased by American Herring Gulls of various ages.

Bid #4

First-cycle, second-calendar year. 16 February 2014, BP Whiting refinery, Indiana, USA.

16 February 2014, BP Whiting refinery, Indiana, USA.

16 February 2014, BP Whiting refinery, Indiana, USA.

16 February 2014, BP Whiting refinery, Indiana, USA.

16 February 2014, BP Whiting refinery, Indiana, USA.

16 February 2014, BP Whiting refinery, Indiana, USA.

16 February 2014, BP Whiting refinery, Indiana, USA.

16 February 2014, BP Whiting refinery, Indiana, USA. With second-calendar year Kumlien's Iceland Gull (right center) and American Herring Gulls.

16 February 2014, BP Whiting refinery, Indiana, USA. With second-calendar year Kumlien’s Iceland Gull (right center) and American Herring Gulls.

16 February 2014, BP Whiting refinery, Indiana, USA. With American Herring Gulls.

16 February 2014, BP Whiting refinery, Indiana, USA. With American Herring Gulls.

Bird #5

Second-cycle, third-calendar year type. 18 February 2014, Lake County Fairground, Libertyville, Illinois, USA

18 February 2014, Lake County Fairground, Libertyville, Illinois, USA. Between American Herring Gulls.

18 February 2014, Lake County Fairground, Libertyville, Illinois, USA. With American Herring Gulls.

18 February 2014, Lake County Fairground, Libertyville, Illinois, USA. Charging at an American Herring Gull.

18 February 2014, Lake County Fairground, Libertyville, Illinois, USA. Charging at an American Herring Gull.

18 February 2014, Lake County Fairground, Libertyville, Illinois, USA. Fighting with an American Herring Gull over some meat.

18 February 2014, Lake County Fairground, Libertyville, Illinois, USA. Fighting with an American Herring Gull over some meat.

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