HYBRIDS & OTHER ODDITIES
The images linked below are of hybrids, possible hybirds, birds exhibiting plumage aberrations, and assorted other oddities.
An aberrant Wilson’s Storm-Petrel – Provincetown, May 2005
An albino White-winged Scoter – Chatham, August 2004
A very pale Semipalmated Plover – Eastham, August 2002
A leucistic Willet – North Monomoy, July 2004
An aberrant Semipalmated Sandpiper – South Beach, July 2006 & 2007
A leucistic sandpiper, possibly a Western Sandpiper – Eastham, August 2002
Apparent White-rumped Sandpiper X Dunlin hybrids – South Beach, June-July, 2008
Another apparent White-rumped Sandper X Dunlin hybrid – South Beach, June 2012.
A dark-mantled, Herring-type gull – Provincetown, November 2002
A possible European Herring Gull (juvenile) – South Monomoy, Chatham, November 2003
A possible Herring X Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid – South Beach, Chatham, October 2003
A possible Yellow-legged Gull – South Beach, Chatham, September 2006
An apparent Herring X Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid – South Harwich, February 2008
Two puzzling Lesser Black-backed type gulls – North Monomoy & Stellwagen Bank, July 2008
A puzzling juvenile gull, probably an odd Herring – Provincetown, November 2008
An apparent Herring X Glaucous Gull (aka “Nelson’s Gull”) – Provincetown, November 2008
A possible Herring X Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid – Truro, January 2009
A known Herring X Lesser Black-backed Gull – Provincetown, December 2009 (banded as a chick in New Hampshire)
A presumed Herring X Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid – Provincetown, January 2010
Another presumed Herring X Lesser Black-backed Gull – Hyannis, January 2012.
A possible nominate Iceland Gull In Provincetown, October 2008.
Late fall Common Terns on Cape Cod
An albino Razorbill – Eastham, November 2010