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by marsmuusse
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Heuglin's Gull
Topic: 2cy at Westkapelle with some Heuglini characters
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: 2cy at Westkapelle with some Heuglini characters

Don't know if thick-billed should be the first impression, Pim. The bill is often described as 'slightly droopy', not unlike in your bird actually.
by marsmuusse
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Caspian Gull?
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Re: Caspian Gull?

Hi Abdulla, This may either be a smallish female cachinnans, but the high bill probably better fit to barabensis. This extensive moult in scapulars and even wing-coverts, shown by birds in December, are not likely birds from the far northern Russian tundra; I would go for birds from the steppe belt....
by marsmuusse
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Larus cachinnans or fuscus?
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Larus cachinnans or fuscus?

Hi Slawek,

This is a Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Mars
by marsmuusse
Sun May 27, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Caspian Gull
Topic: Scapular age
Replies: 2
Views: 346

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: 1062

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: 1062

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: 539

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: 539

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: 539

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: 969

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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