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by Theo Muusse
Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:57 am
Forum: Lesser Black-backed Gull
Topic: unringed fuscus
Replies: 15
Views: 7927

Re: unringed fuscus

But fully agree on the problem of northern Norway birds.
Certainly since we saw more than 1 bird then and 4 yesterday. They show the build of a non-fuscus but
have moult-scores as fuscus, for example the ringed bird..

Theo
by Theo Muusse
Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:51 am
Forum: Lesser Black-backed Gull
Topic: unringed fuscus
Replies: 15
Views: 7927

Re: unringed fuscus

Difficult to say, but the prim covs do not stand out as being fresher in the inner wing.
Besides I see something of an edge next to the fresh p2, which may be a worn or broken p3...
Theo
by Theo Muusse
Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: Yellow-legged Gull
Topic: cantabricans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1537

cantabricans?

Headshape, small eye, patterning on the coverts, jizz.
Is there a chance nowadays to ID subspecies of YLG against LBBG?

Theo

Picture taken at Westkapelle, The Netherlands, 2009-09-24
by Theo Muusse
Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:46 am
Forum: location Westkapelle
Topic: kotters
Replies: 5
Views: 4000

kotters

Last week, they were back again and accompanied by many gulls, the fishing boats! On Tuesday, numbers remained low but on Thursday, 1000s of LBBG and HG found the famous dike of Westkapelle. Birds turned out to be very approachable, by car up within 2 meters, by foot within 5 meters. 10 1cy ylg, 2 2...
by Theo Muusse
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: Other taxa & hybrids
Topic: moult / rui
Replies: 6
Views: 2227

Re: moult / rui

Note the difference in brown on the 2nd gen secondaries, the mirror on the 2nd gen p10 and the black on p3 on
this 3rd cy micha. Photo taken 2009-09-24. Also note the lack of angles in the bill.

Theo
by Theo Muusse
Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Other taxa & hybrids
Topic: Het H word - hybrids from Poland
Replies: 21
Views: 9288

Re: Het H word - hybrids from Poland

Polish ancestors expected here too..
One new covert on one side only...

Theo
by Theo Muusse
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:58 pm
Forum: Lesser Black-backed Gull
Topic: unringed fuscus
Replies: 15
Views: 7927

Re: unringed fuscus

In flight, p1-p10 turned out to be present and worn.

Theo
by Theo Muusse
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Lesser Black-backed Gull
Topic: unringed fuscus
Replies: 15
Views: 7927

unringed fuscus

Here, the bird from Westkapelle, 2009-10-01.
Note the ringed intermedius (?) at the side....

Theo
by Theo Muusse
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Caspian Gull
Topic: Cachen op een rij
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Cachen op een rij

Yesterday 2 cachinnans next to each other of which one ringed in Poland.
Both are easy birds. Theo ;)