Key words: Ross's Gull
; Rhodostethia rosea, courtship; Arctic; isolation; breeding
Further afield the Ross's gull
still visits Lytham St Annes.
The endangered Ross's Gull
blew in accidentally from the Arctic in severe gales two weeks ago.
And to remind everyone that just about anything can happen, February 10 saw the brief visit of a ross's gull
-A ROSS'S Gull
from the Canadian Arctic is making a lengthy stay on the Plym Estuary in Plymouth, Devon.
Sturdy birders from around the nation and Canada try to visit this area at least once in their lifetimes hoping to see such exotics as slaty-backed gulls from Asia, Ross's gull
from the Arctic, black-headed gulls from Europe, black-legged kittiwakes from the Atlantic Ocean, and California gulls from, well, California.
As the column goes to press, the black winged stilts are still at Neumann's Flash in Cheshire, and the Ross's gull
continues to delight visitors to Lytham St Annes.
MANY rarities have been spotted in March, including a Siberian Pine Bunting in Yorkshire and a Ross's Gull
from the Arctic in Scotland.
Published accounts list only four breeding sites for Ross's gull
(Rhodostethia rosea) in North America, but the discovery of additional breeding sites in Queen's Channel, Nunavut, adds to growing evidence that this species is established as a regular breeder in the Canadian High Arctic despite its current status as a Threatened Species in Canada.
An adult Ross's gull
reported from Martin Mere at Blackpool on Monday may not have been a summer migrant, but this is a peak time for this enigmatic arctic rarity to show up - if only it could find its way to Wheatear Corner...
-BIRDWATCHERS in Ireland have been treated to the rare sight of a Ross's Gull
from the Canadian Arctic.
This review summarizes breeding records of Ross's gull
in Greenland with special emphasis on the period between 1979 and 2007.