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Glaucous gull is a regular visitor to Øygarden with birds turning up each winter, some are long stayers and can be found wherever flocks of gulls gather, whilst others are seen migrating up the coast from places like Skogsøy. October to March are the best months.

Glaucous Gull being attacked by Pomarine Skua
Adult Glaucous Gull being attacked by Pomarine Skua, Shtokman Field, Barents Sea, October 2010



Glaucous Gull
Glaucous Gull, Shtokman Field, Barent's Sea, October 2010

It is also a common bird offshore all over the Norwegian sector of the North Sea where the species can be seen at any time of year, although they are far more numerous in the winter months. Huge numbers can be seen well into the spring in the Barent's Sea.



Glaucous Gull
Second year bird, Dåvøy, Øygarden, 21 January 2009



Glaucous GullJanuary
Second year bird, Dåvøy, Øygarden, 21 January 2009

Second year Glaucous Gull
Second year bird, Shtokman Field, Barent's Sea, October 2010

Glaucous Gull
Second Year bird, Tjeldstø, Øygarden, 08 February 2009



Glaucous Gull
Adult, Ormen Lange, 12 December 2008

Adult Glaucous Gull
Above and below: Adult Glaucous Gull, Barent's Sea, October 2010

Adult Glaucous Gull






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