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Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:20 pm
by Armin
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

Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:42 pm
by Armin
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)

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:55 pm
by Armin
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

Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Posted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:09 pm
by Armin
29.1.2012:
no Iceland Gull:(
more than 20-30 Caspian Gulls, many Herring Common and Black-headed Gulls.
One ringed Caspian from Ukraine

Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

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

Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:02 pm
by Armin
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!

Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:12 pm
by Armin
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.

Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:03 pm
by lou bertalan
hi armin,

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

greets,

lou

Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:09 am
by adriaens
Indeed, and it is not a Herring Gull but a Yellow-legged Gull.

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Re: Gulls in Steinhude (german midland)

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:32 am
by Armin
Hey adriens,
can you please explain why this birds are Yellow-legged Gulls?

Armin