|'Olympic Gull' - La Push 26th July 2012. One of many hundreds of this hybrid swarm seen on the Washington coast.|
Friday, 27 July 2012
Despite being thousands of miles away from London at the moment, I've not quite lost the Olympic spirit. Out here in NW Washington lies within the overlap zone of Western and Glaucous-winged Gull. Many of you will be aware that these birds hybridise like mad with each other, and these hybrids are termed 'Olympic Gulls'. So, there you have it... for now, at least.
Anyway, it's late so I'll save all the nice stuff for later. Suffice to say stuff I've seen like hummingbirds, Harlequins, Tufted Puffins and Evening Grosbeaks are probably slightly more widely appreciated than these gulls!