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by Derek Charles
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Other taxa & hybrids
Topic: Laughing Gull in Northern Ireland
Replies: 0
Views: 873

Laughing Gull in Northern Ireland

This second summer Laughing Gull was found last night in Northern Ireland by a guy who was throwing out pizza crusts to the local gulls! Its the 6th Northern Ireland record and the last one was in 2002. Hopefully more photos will be posted on the blog in coming days http://nibirds.blogspot.com/

derek
by Derek Charles
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: kumlieni??
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

Re: kumlieni??

"First-cycle birds are often the most difficult to identify with certainty. In December 2005, I had a discussion with Klaus Malling Olsen on this topic, and he provided the following helpful characters for a vagrant kumlieni in this plumage: - a distinct brown tinge on the outer webs of the outer pr...
by Derek Charles
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Identification
Topic: kumlieni??
Replies: 10
Views: 2197

Re: kumlieni??

What about this one then? http://www.pbase.com/derekcharles/image/92239403 Hello Jan, The apparent Kumliens like pattern of this bird was caused by a photographic effect. The bird was a standard Iceland Gull but in this one photo only it appears to have brown wash on the outer web of the outer prima...
by Derek Charles
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: White-winged Species
Topic: possible Kumliens Gull
Replies: 3
Views: 3321

possible Kumliens Gull

Something a little different. I have been looking through old photos the past few nights with a view to posting a few on this forum. I seen this one and on closer inspection it appears to have very feint grey markings on the outer primaries. If these are real this is indicitive of Kumlieni influence...
by Derek Charles
Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Yellow-legged Gull
Topic: Yellow Legged Gull Fuerteventura 1st winters
Replies: 1
Views: 1105

Yellow Legged Gull Fuerteventura 1st winters

Here are the first batch of 1stwinter YLG's from Fuerteventura. More to follow. In pic1133 the bottom left gull is a LBBG (if my memory serves me right!)

derek
by Derek Charles
Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: Yellow-legged Gull
Topic: Yellow Legged Gull Fuerteventura
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Re: Yellow Legged Gull Fuerteventura

Thanks Theo.
I struggled to age some birds, there was a much bigger variation than the Herring Gulls here in Ireland. What age do you reckon for this bird, no flight pictures sorry!

derek
by Derek Charles
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Other taxa & hybrids
Topic: Viking Gull - Larus hypergentatus
Replies: 22
Views: 16273

Re: Viking Gull - Larus hypergentatus

Hi agree that Ruuds gull does look to have a past history with a Glaucous!

Here are a mixture of "presumed" hybrids all from Ireland.

derek
by Derek Charles
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Yellow-legged Gull
Topic: Yellow Legged Gull Fuerteventura
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Yellow Legged Gull Fuerteventura

Hello guys, the first pics from my recent visit. A second winter and a presumed third winter although i am not 100% sure on the age of the third winter, could it be an advanced second winter? Bill, tertials and tail pattern suggests third winter to me. Also note the paler eyes on the second winter. ...
by Derek Charles
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Lesser Black-backed Gull
Topic: Lesser Black Backed Ferteventura
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Lesser Black Backed Ferteventura

Hello guys, Had this very fresh presumed LBBG in Feurteventura, Canary Islands last week. Maybe a high northern breeder? Any way to tell if it is an intermedius? I had small numbers of both adult graellsi and intermedius and one possible adult Fuscus (beautiful, small, long winged bird) no ring howe...
by Derek Charles
Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Identification
Topic: Vagrant 1cy in Connecticut?
Replies: 9
Views: 2914

Re: Vagrant 1cy in Connecticut?

This bird reminds me a little of this individual i seen last week. I had to do a quick double take!

Derek