Larus glaucoides

Iceland Gull, Vitvingad Trut, Hvidvinget måge

Drawing a huge soft curve the beautiful white gull is coming closer, stretches it's wings against the wind, stalls a bit to a complete halt and lands in front of us, smoothly setting a couple of pale red feet on the pavement less than 3 meters away. This is the kind of thing you don’t expect to happen.

An Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides first winter) on the harbour of the fishing town Hirtshals,

north western Jutland, Denmark, Friday March 8, has decided to have some lunch with the photographer.

The pictures on this page and the next one are from three days in February and March 2002. February Thursday the 14th and Friday March 8th and Saturday the 16th