Adult Glaucous Gull in Austria!

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Adult Glaucous Gull in Austria!

Post by WolfgangSchweighofer » Mon Nov 01, 2010 6:41 pm

At least I hope it is one - but what else should it be?

This evening at the gull roost near Melk, power station, river Donau, this individual occured. Last accepted Glaucous in Austria was 1979, a 1st winter.

Wolfgang
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Re: Adult Glaucous Gull in Austria!

Post by Theo Muusse » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:56 pm

No problem to me!
Well done.

Theo

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Re: Adult Glaucous Gull in Austria!

Post by Cristian Mihai » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:59 am

Looks good for me. Congrats!
Would you be so kind to send it a few hundreds kilometeres east... :D

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Re: Adult Glaucous Gull in Austria!

Post by hieraaetus » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:54 am

Hi Wolfgang,

That's a bird i really wanna see at my spot:)
Make sure when you send it to Cristian it stops for a while in Hungary too:))

cheers,

Gabor
Cristian Mihai wrote:Looks good for me. Congrats!
Would you be so kind to send it a few hundreds kilometeres east... :D

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Re: Adult Glaucous Gull in Austria!

Post by WolfgangSchweighofer » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:55 am

hieraaetus wrote: That's a bird i really wanna see at my spot:)
Make sure when you send it to Cristian it stops for a while in Hungary too:))
Hi guys, I can understand that wishes very well. Last year I had asked Michal to send me one from Lubna ;)
But believe me: Here in Austria several people are wishing exactly the opposite!
In early morning I drove to the power station to see how many people there are. 6 cars from different parts of Austria had arrived during night. While they were waiting at the wrong wall (gulls had changed to the upper wall) I went to the right place and was able to spot the bird again for 1 or 2 minutes! Only 2 persons (with bikes) had seen the Glaucous swimming in the upper water of the power station, the top lister of Austria´s C300 among them.

What I can say: The bird has left the wall downstream, eastwards...

Wolfgang

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Re: Adult Glaucous Gull in Austria!

Post by WolfgangSchweighofer » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:51 pm

The Glaucous Gull moves east! A lot of twitchers havn´t been successful at Melk yesterday evening but today afternoon the gull was rediscovered at powerstation Greifenstein near Vienna. Chances for Hungary are increasing ;)
Wolfgang

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