Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Armin
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Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Post by Armin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:20 pm

In this January I spent some days in Steinhude to studying photographing gulls.
Hear are some reviews:

2.1.2012:
>250 Black-headed Gulls
>50 Common Gulls
>70 Herring Gulls (3 K2, 1 K3, 2 K4 and the rest adults)
>10 Yellow-legged Gulls (1 K2, 1 K3 and the rest adults)
>5 Caspian Gulls (2 K2 and 3 adults)
4 Great Black-backed Gulls (1 K2, 1K3 and 2 adults)

One german Herring Gull from Amrum
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Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Post by Armin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:42 pm

17.1.2012:
>500 Common and Black-headed Gulls
>200 Herring Gulls
some Caspian and Yellow-legged Gulls
1 adult Lesser Black-backed Gull
1 adult Great Black-backed Gull

2 ringed Birds:
Adult Swedish Herring Gull (white MA019) and a K2 gull (green XLCP) from the german mixed colony in the lausitz (a Yellow-legged Gull ore a Hybrid?)
K3 Simö Januar (12).jpg
Herring Gull 3cy
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Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Post by Armin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:55 pm

28.1.2012:
many Caspian Gulls, many Herring Gulls, two metalringed Black-headed Gulls, one metalringed Herring Gull and one colourringed Herring Gull from Finnland.

Highlight was an Iceland Gull, probably in 3rd cy which I found in a larger gull flock
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Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Post by Armin » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:09 pm

29.1.2012:
no Iceland Gull:(
more than 20-30 Caspian Gulls, many Herring Common and Black-headed Gulls.
One ringed Caspian from Ukraine
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Common 2cy
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Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Post by lou bertalan » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:17 pm

hi armin,

that's a nice selection you have there. XLCP looks like a normal YLG but who knows..an offspring from that frankenstein colony could be anything (but i guess michahellis is in there and caspian is out).
this is a very short billed 2cy caspian download/file.php?id=2932
i currently upload all the january caspian pics from cristian, bucharest, here, if you're interested: http://lou.bertalan.de/gulls/m_newest.php

lou

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Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Post by Armin » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:02 pm

Hay Lou,
Steinhude can sometimes be a good place to photographing and studying gulls but now the Steinhuder Meer is frozen and all gulls sitting on the ice in more than 300m distance and not on the places were they sitting on normal days.

Thanks for your comment on XLCP.

A very interesting homepage!

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Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Post by Armin » Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:12 pm

Yesterday I spent an hour in Steinhude.
>300 Black-headed Gulls,
>20 Common Gulls,
2 K3 Greater Black-backed Gulls,
>5 Caspian Gulls (1 2cy, 2 3cy, 1 4cy and 1 Ad)
>80 Herring Gulls.

Here are some pics.
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4cy Caspian
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3cy Caspian
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3cy Herring Gull
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left 3cy Herring Gull and right 2cy Caspian Gull
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3cy Herring Gull
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Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Post by lou bertalan » Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:03 pm

hi armin,

nice pics. however, the herring gull in pics 6 and 9 is a 4cy (3rd cycle).

greets,

lou

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Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Post by adriaens » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:09 am

Indeed, and it is not a Herring Gull but a Yellow-legged Gull.

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Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Post by Armin » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:32 am

Hey adriens,
can you please explain why this birds are Yellow-legged Gulls?

Armin

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