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by Chris Gibbins
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:05 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Larus canus ??
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

Re: Larus canus ??

Hi. The paper you mention is now published - see http://www.dutchbirding.nl/news.php?id=1072 It has been a long time coming; we started by being interested in heinei but then expanded to look at all four 'Mew Gull' taxa, so the project took longer to complete than we imagined at the beginning. But a...
by Chris Gibbins
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: IGM news?
Replies: 4
Views: 2217

Re: IGM news?

Hi. Splendid, many thanks for this help Peter....

Chris
by Chris Gibbins
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: News
Topic: IGM news?
Replies: 4
Views: 2217

IGM news?

Hi everyone. I am aware that there is an IGM in April in Germany but do not have any further news/information - how to book a place, offer talks, where exactly the venue is, how to book accommodation etc. Can anyone please help with information or a web link for the meeting. I was expecting somethin...
by Chris Gibbins
Tue Oct 06, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Gulls from Mongolia
Replies: 1
Views: 1513

Gulls from Mongolia

Hi everyone.

Thought I would alert you to a few images of various gulls from Mongolia (all summer 2015) that I have now posted on my blog, at:

http://chrisgibbins-gullsbirds.blogspot.co.uk/

I hope you enjoy them.

Many thanks to Andreas Buchheim for making it all possible

Chris
by Chris Gibbins
Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Belarus
Topic: Second successful nesting of the LBBG in Belarus
Replies: 10
Views: 9395

Re: Second successful nesting of the LBBG in Belarus

Hi. Thanks so much for these truly fascinating posts and images. Interesting discussion about which LBB taxon is involved. My question would be whether the cachinnans in the images is pure - the angles in the pics are not ideal so i could very easily be misjudging the bird (in which case my apologie...
by Chris Gibbins
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: Gull images from Ukraine
Replies: 0
Views: 2258

Gull images from Ukraine

Hi everyone. I'm recently back from a trip to Ukraine (Kiev area) and have now posted a few images of typical and several of rather frightening birds on my blog. I hope you enjoy them; they are at: http://chrisgibbins-gullsbirds.blogspot.co.uk/ Many thanks to Visa Rauste and Hannu Koskinen for a gre...
by Chris Gibbins
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Western Gull off Mexico?
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Re: Western Gull off Mexico?

Hi. It is a skua rather than a gull....

Best regards

Chris
by Chris Gibbins
Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Adult Caspian Gulls from the Caspian
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Re: Adult Caspian Gulls from the Caspian

Hi Lou et al. Yes, Ithink you have hit the mail on the head: with such variability in these eastern birds, all from a single place in the breeding season, along with the variation you mention for western birds, suggests a hard task for anyone trying to find differences between populations that would...
by Chris Gibbins
Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: Adult Caspian Gulls from the Caspian
Replies: 2
Views: 852

Adult Caspian Gulls from the Caspian

Hi everyone. Im just back from a wonderful trip with Hannu Koskinen and Visa Rauste to Azerbaijan. We were interested in collecting images of the local breeding 'eastern' Caspian Gulls. I've just uploaded images of a sample of adult birds onto my blog. I hope you find them interesting and a useful r...
by Chris Gibbins
Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: Common Gull
Topic: Pale eyes with open wing:)
Replies: 6
Views: 3322

Re: Pale eyes with open wing:)

Hi. This is superb. Thanks for these images. What a bird, and it seems to me to be very very strong candidate: 1. Full (and rather deep) black band on P5 2. Much black also p4 (both webs in fact, which is very encouraging) 3. Black on p8 nearly all way to primary coverts on both webs 4. Black on P7 ...