Pale L. hyperboreus in Portugal

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Marian Cirnat
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Pale L. hyperboreus in Portugal

Post by Marian Cirnat » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:05 am

Hello everyone,

The same day I took the pictures with the L. glaucoides I managed to take pictures of a few L. hyperborean that were also in Peniche, Portugal. Amongst them, there was quite a pale 1cy. How common is it to have such pale young birds in this time of year (08.02.2014)?

Thanks!
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Pale 1cy L. hyperboreus
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Adult L. hyperboreus
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Several birds: 3cy L. hyperboreus, 1 ad L. marinus behind it, 1 adult L. hyperboreus behind to the left, 1 adult L. glaucoides in the background to the right of the cormorant.
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Re: Pale L. hyperboreus in Portugal

Post by lou bertalan » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:10 am

hi marian,

towards spring many 1st cycle glaucous get this pale by bleaching.

best,

lou

Marian Cirnat
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Re: Pale L. hyperboreus in Portugal

Post by Marian Cirnat » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:16 am

Thanks Lou!

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