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by Stefan
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 1cy american herring gull, Portugal
Replies: 0
Views: 804

1cy american herring gull, Portugal

This american herring gull was found and photographed by Tiago Carvalho in the area of Leiria, Portugal on the 23rd of December 2019, but was also present on the 24rth. Most of the scapular feathers are juvenile, but there are some 1st generation feathers in the upper-left scapulars (the smallest sc...
by Stefan
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 2cy Lesser-black backed gull, Madrid
Replies: 0
Views: 515

2cy Lesser-black backed gull, Madrid

This first winter lesser black-backed gull was found and photographed by Delfín González on the 13th of February, in Madrid. This is a bit confusing individual, as such velvety/uniform underparts and the lower hindneck head, is uncommon among lesser black backed gull, and resembles more that of a am...
by Stefan
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 3cy American Herring Gull, Madrid, Spain
Replies: 0
Views: 462

3cy American Herring Gull, Madrid, Spain

This 2nd winter American Herring gull was discovered by Delfin Gonzáles in Madrid, Spain, and all photos are taken by him. It is the first and only inland Spanish record of an American Herring gull. This record has been accepted by the Spanish Rarity Committee. The under and upperparts differ from a...
by Stefan
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 1cy Smith look-alike, Sweden
Replies: 0
Views: 577

1cy Smith look-alike, Sweden

This herring gull was found and photographed by Bengt Bengtsson, in Simrishamn, South Sweden on the 7th of November 2019, and was present until at least 13th of November. What is striking is the smooth upper and underparts and darker hindneck. However the barring of the upper and under tail coverts ...
by Stefan
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 3cy american herring gull, NW-Spain
Replies: 0
Views: 517

3cy american herring gull, NW-Spain

This 3cy american herring gull was found by Daniel López Velasco at the fishing fish farm in Lago, Xove in Lugo, Galicia (NW-Spain) on the 23-1-19 and stayed there for about one month. Photos are taken by Daniel López Velasco and David Calleja Marcos. It has several features supporting the identific...
by Stefan
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 3cy herring gull, Iceland
Replies: 0
Views: 605

3cy herring gull, Iceland

This herring gull was also photographed by Alex Máni in Þorákshöfn on the 4rth of November 2019. It is a 3cy, but for ita age, it has quite dark head, which is not that unusual. It has however quite a lot of black in the tail, given its age (especially considering that the tail is spread out). Regar...
by Stefan
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 1cy herring gull, Iceland
Replies: 0
Views: 544

1cy herring gull, Iceland

This herring gull was photographed by Alex Máni in Þorlákshöfn, SW-Iceland on the 4rth of November 2019. What is immediately of interest is the smooth/uniform underparts and uniform axillaries. While some herring gulls can have smooth underparts, and especially those that are mixed with glaucous gul...
by Stefan
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 2cy smith look-alike/candidate?, Iceland
Replies: 0
Views: 1330

2cy smith look-alike/candidate?, Iceland

This gull was found by Stefán Ragnarsson on the 18th of June 2018 at Seltjarnarnes, Reykjavík, SW-Iceland on the 18th of June. The pale head, solid and smudgy brown tinge on neck and belly are pro signs for an american herring gull, especially given the season. In addition, the upper tail coverts ar...
by Stefan
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 3cy smith look-alike/candidate? , Iceland
Replies: 0
Views: 1108

3cy smith look-alike/candidate? , Iceland

Alex Máni saw this gull in Þorlákshöfn, SW-Iceland on the 14th of October. It is liklely to be a retarded 2nd winter re e.g. based on the pale bill tip, smooth greater coverts, and what could be some grey feathers on the upper rump and possibly mantle (this is only seen in the flight photos). It has...
by Stefan
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes
Topic: 2cy American herring gull, SE- Poland
Replies: 0
Views: 1086

2cy American herring gull, SE- Poland

This 1st winter American herring gull was discovered on 16 of January in Puławy, lubelskie, SE Poland, by Łukasz Bednarz. It was also seen on the 21st of January. It has been accepted as American herring gull by the PoIish rarity committee. This must represent the most unusual Smith record in Europe...