Ross`s Gull (Rhodostethia rosea)
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|A rare visitor from the high arctic; Ross`s Gull (Rhodostethia rosea). Normally this bird lives it's entire life north of the the arctic circle - most in north-eastern Siberia with a few scattered colonies in Canada, northernmost USA, Greenland and Svalbard.|
Every now and then a bird of this species is spotted much further south than usual. This particular bird is a young bird (first winter) which currently is drawing hundreds of bird watchers to Esbjerg in Denmark where it is staying in the harbour area.
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- [2008-01-31 7:48]
Excellent. Great detail and clarity with wonderful colors. Great work capturing this rarity!. Well done! Cheers, Klaus
Good in flight image...
- [2008-01-31 10:08]
- [2008-02-01 3:21]
A superb capture of a juvenile Ross's Gull, a species I have yet to see. Excellent sharpness and lighting.
Well done and thanks,
Superb picture of this rare bird! Light is great, the bird is perfectly frozen and a superb dark-blue BG of the sea! Very pleasing picture to look at.