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by little-W
Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Herring Gull
Topic: Sub-adult European Herring Gull with tertial spots
Replies: 1
Views: 2330

Sub-adult European Herring Gull with tertial spots

I came across this rare occurrence of a sub-adult European Herring Gull with tertial spots this weekend. argentatus-4cy-tertial-spots-20140427-1.jpg argentatus-4cy-tertial-spots-20140427-2.jpg argentatus-4cy-tertial-spots-20140427-3.jpg It seems to be a 4th-calendar year (dark greater primary covert...
by little-W
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Articles
Topic: Articles on the consistency of wings color patterns in ad.
Replies: 5
Views: 12762

Re: Articles on the consistency of wings color patterns in a

Hi Pietro, I have been keeping track of the primary pattern of a ringed European Herring Gull over the last few years, between his 24th calendar year and 28th calendar year. Have a look at my blog: Primary pattern variation in individual European Herring Gull . I have seen him again recently and com...
by little-W
Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: 4cy Caspian type
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Re: 4cy Caspian type

Hi Peter,

No, I can't exclude a Herring either.
Other suggestions that I have received about this bird so far range from 'something funny from Poland' and Yellow-legged.
by little-W
Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: 4cy Caspian type
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

4cy Caspian type

Hi all, I would like your thoughts on this 4th-calendar type bird, seen last week at the waste dump of Barneveld, The Netherlands. It is showing a mix of Caspian and Herring/Yellow-legged features: - Broad bill with well-marked gonydeal angle (Herring/Yellow-legged) - Dark iris - Head pattern remini...
by little-W
Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Lesser Black-backed Gull
Topic: Noordwijk sand supplementation
Replies: 7
Views: 3328

Re: Noordwijk sand supplementation

Excellent photos and observations, Mars!

If I may add some links to my blog for some more photo and video impressions: post 1, post 2.
by little-W
Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Herring Gull
Topic: Banded tail pattern in 1cy/2cy
Replies: 5
Views: 3141

Re: Banded tail pattern in 1cy/2cy

We saw another example of a striking tail pattern today in Leiden, The Netherlands:
by little-W
Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Lesser Black-backed Gull
Topic: Finnish baltic gull in NW Spain
Replies: 2
Views: 2196

Re: Finnish baltic gull in NW Spain

Red C.21S is on his way south again. I observed him last Thursday in Westkapelle, The Netherlands:

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by little-W
Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: longevity records for gulls
Replies: 3
Views: 3346

Re: longevity records for gulls

The record of the oldest known Black-headed Gull seems to have been broken (by 4 months). The weblog of the Dutch organization Natuurmomumenten reports that a Black-headed Gull fitted with a British ring was found dead on the Dutch coast last May and turned out to have been ringed in 1979, making it...
by little-W
Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Mediterranean Gull
Topic: Med Gulls on ORG
Replies: 3
Views: 12201

Re: Med Gulls on ORG

Nice work, Mars!
marsmuusse wrote:Anyone with more pictures to add (if possible, please ringed birds with life history), please let me know
Mars, as ever: feel free to use some of mine :)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/little-w/s ... 586261224/