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by marsmuusse
Sun May 27, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Caspian Gull
Topic: Scapular age
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Scapular age

Hi Jan, Thanks for copying this into the forum discussion. To get a better understanding, it would be ideal to have this very individual photographed several times over the months, to see how the moult progresses and the plumage develops regarding wear and tear. Not this particular cachinnans bird m...
by marsmuusse
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Common Gull
Topic: Common Gull canus - 2nd cycle (3CY).
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: Common Gull canus - 2nd cycle (3CY).

2nd set of images of 2nd cycle Common Gull canus (3CY January).
All images January 27 2017 - Scheveningen beach.
by marsmuusse
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Common Gull
Topic: Common Gull canus - 2nd cycle (3CY).
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Common Gull canus - 2nd cycle (3CY).

About a week ago a strong storm in the Netherlands beached myriads of mollusks and starfishes, which in turn attracted large numbers of gull, including Iceland, Glaucous, Herring, Lesser Black-backed, Greater Black-backed, Caspian, Yellow-legged, Little, Black-headed, Mediterranean and Common Gull. ...
by marsmuusse
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Common Gull
Topic: Common Gull canus - 1st cycle birds (2CY)
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Common Gull canus - 1st cycle birds (2CY)

3rd set of images of 1st cycle birds (2CY January). All pictures January 27 2017.
by marsmuusse
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Common Gull
Topic: Common Gull canus - 1st cycle birds (2CY)
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Common Gull canus - 1st cycle birds (2CY)

Second set of pictures of 1st cycle birds (2CY January). All pictures January 27 2017.
by marsmuusse
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Common Gull
Topic: Common Gull canus - 1st cycle birds (2CY)
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Common Gull canus - 1st cycle birds (2CY)

After a week ago a strong storm beached myriads of mollusks and starfishes, which in turn attracted large numbers of gull, including Iceland, Glaucous, Herring, Lesser Black-backed, Greater Black-backed, Caspian, Yellow-legged, Little, Black-headed, Mediterranean and Common Gull. We rarely have Comm...
by marsmuusse
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Black-headed Gull
Topic: A587 from Germany in Belgium
Replies: 0
Views: 828

A587 from Germany in Belgium

Two weeks ago, a Franklin's Gull was present for a few days along river Meuse at Liege. I had to be in Belgium Ardennes for work, and could spend a few hours searching (and not finding) the bird. Instead, had this white ringed German Black-headed Gull A587.
January 06 2017 - Liege.
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by marsmuusse
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Larus canus heinei?
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Larus canus heinei?

Hi Ryszard,

90% sounds perfect to me! I can live with that.
Mars
by marsmuusse
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Other taxa & hybrids
Topic: Viking or pure Glaucous?
Replies: 1
Views: 8323

Re: Viking or pure Glaucous?

Hi Peter, I opted for pure Glaucous at the very first glance of the first image, due to the overall plumage colour and small beady eye centrally placed in the head. However, I don't think it is pure. The dividing line on the bill is rather blurry and the pattern plus extent of moulted 2nd gen scaps ...
by marsmuusse
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: White-winged Species
Topic: glaucoides or kumlieni
Replies: 1
Views: 9681

Re: glaucoides or kumlieni

This bird mostly recalls glaucoides to my eyes. The only odd thing about it could be the solid tail-band, which is found commonly in kumlieni. For kumlieni, the outerwebs of the outer primaries should be darker.