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Blagdon Lake Birds

Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus (Gunnerus, 1767)

Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus hyperboreus (Gunnerus, 1767)

(Extremely rare vagrant WV)


Adult Glaucous Gull, Grundarfjordur, Iceland. 2008.Adult Glaucous Gull, Grundarfjordur, Iceland. 2008.



  1. One, 2nd-winter, 16th March 1995 (A.H. Davis).



The only bird recorded was noted in a field at the bottom of Park Lane, Blagdon, close to the lake. It may have washed after feeding, as gulls usually do, even if it subsequently flew off to Chew to roost.


Glaucous Gull, Nether Stowey, Somoerset. 27th Feb 2005.Glaucous Gull, Nether Stowey, Somoerset. 27th Feb 2005.


Bibliography (sources of information):

  1. Davis, A.H. (ed.). Avon Bird Report, 1995. Avon Ornithological Group.
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