Joe Pender Wildlife Photography

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Adult Sabines Gull

This Adult Sabines gull was near the Seven Stones reef last night and stayed with us for about an hour ,
Sabines Gulls breed in the arctic and has a circumpolar distribution through northernmost North America and Eurasia. It migrates south in autumn; most of the population winters at sea in the Pacific off western South America in the cold waters of the Humboldt Current, while Greenland and eastern Canadian birds cross the Atlantic by way of the westernmost fringes of Europe to winter off southwest Africa in the cold waters of the Benguela Current. Occasionally individual Sabine's Gulls can be seen off other coasts such as the northeastern United States or further east in Europe, typically following autumn storms.


  1. Joe! That top photo is stunning! Nice one!


  2. Great pictures Joe...thanks for info. too.