Herring Gull 1st winter - darker end

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Herring Gull 1st winter - darker end

Post by marsmuusse » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:44 pm

At the paler end, there may be confusion to separate it from birds with hyperboreus influences. But the darker end is nice as well...
2cy HG - IJmuiden, Holland, 29 January 2010.
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Re: Herring Gull 1st winter - darker end

Post by Theo Muusse » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:12 pm

Maybe from Iceland?

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Post by Ruud Altenburg » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:21 pm

Obviously straying off topic because this is a second winter bird but quite an unusual plumage! The ring was Dutch and probably applied before the bird was released from care. I don't think this is a local Herring.
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Re: Herring Gull 1st winter - darker end

Post by marsmuusse » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:49 pm

Today, Katwijk beach, Netherlands.
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Post by JanJ » Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:52 pm

Another one taken recently by Chris Gibbins.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_JXeDixaPw40/T ... 7E1964.jpg

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Post by marsmuusse » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:36 pm

I received some images by Kjeld, a bird ringed in Copenhavn on 24 February 2011. And photographed again with ring.
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Post by marsmuusse » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:39 pm

Herring "Choco" Gull in much better shape now, as he wears his yellow ring with pride.
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Re: Herring Gull 1st winter - darker end

Post by marsmuusse » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:38 am

The "darker end 1st winter Herring Gulls" remain an interesting item. Over the last month, we saw extremely large flocks of Herring Gulls at the beaches, with groups of several 1,000's congregated together at small areas. After some stormy days, large colonies of American jack knife clam (Ensis americanus) became available.
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Post by Herman Bouman » Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:01 am

And a dark one 2cy from the Netherlands in Wijk aan Zee. 5-2-12
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Re: Herring Gull 1st winter - darker end

Post by JanJ » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:01 pm

Another one here by Jörgen Bernsmo Sweden:

http://www.pbase.com/slisch/image/141141404

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