Landfill site in Central part of Lithuania

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Boris Belchev
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Landfill site in Central part of Lithuania

Post by Boris Belchev » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:06 pm

Hello first to all, very happy to became a member of this forum, I am interested in gulls only since 2010, but I'm a quick learner so I hope with your support I will improve my Gull ID skills. So I start this topic specially for the area that I am making research for my Bachelor degree. It is very good area, has a pool just next to it, so its attracting gulls not only in winter, but also in all other seasons including breeding. I start observing the "Zabieliškis" Landfill in early spring in 2011 and since then I am making surveys as often as possible ;) I had observe at the site L.canus, Chr.ridibundus, L.melanocephalus, L.michahelis, L.cachinnans, L.argentatus, L.fuscus (L.f. fuscus, L.f.graelsii) and L.marinus. Only Mediterranean and Greater Black-backed gull were never found ringed YET, at the landfill. OK this is shortly about the site. I will put some photos later today or tomorrow. Cheers,
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Some photos from today;

Post by Boris Belchev » Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:45 pm

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A Black-headed gull (Chr ridibundus) with White plastic ring E-M (NLA)
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A Black-headed gull (Chr ridibundus) with White plastic ring T82P (PLG)
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A Black-headed gull (Chr ridibundus) with White plastic ring AC17 (DKC)
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Common gull (Larus canus) with Red plastic ring T164 (PLG) at the site today
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Common gull (Larus canus) with Red plastic ring (DEW).
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an adult Caspian gull (Larus cachinnans) at the landfill.
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A Black-headed gull (Chr ridibundus) with White plastic ring A491 (DKC)
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A dirty 2cy Common gull (Larus canus) ;-)
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Larus fuscus fuscus (Breeding plumage) also known as "Baltic Gull" - in flight.
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Larus fuscus fuscus (Breeding plumage) also known as "Baltic Gull".
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A Black-headed gull (Chr ridibundus) with White plastic ring E8RF (NLA)
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Re: Landfill site in Central part of Lithuania

Post by Alexandre » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:47 pm

Hi, Boris, it's a pleasure to meet here a neighbour. I live in Minsk. probably you made a mistake about Mediterranean gull = L. melanocephalus, but you have written that have seen the second but not the first one))) Do you have pictures of L. michahelis in Lithuania? It's interesting to see that species as it's still not recorded for Belarus. Your pictures are very good!
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Re: Landfill site in Central part of Lithuania

Post by Boris Belchev » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:43 am

Alexandre wrote:Hi, Boris, it's a pleasure to meet here a neighbour. I live in Minsk. probably you made a mistake about Mediterranean gull = L. melanocephalus, but you have written that have seen the second but not the first one))) Do you have pictures of L. michahelis in Lithuania? It's interesting to see that species as it's still not recorded for Belarus. Your pictures are very good!
Hello Alexandre. It is pleasure for me too. It is not mistake I got them here in spring, I just wrote that they were not ringed yet. Just seen at the site:

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In the front left corner an adult YLG (LA MIC). (Kaunas 2013)
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A 3cy YLG (LA MIC) - Kaunas 2013
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Re: Landfill site in Central part of Lithuania

Post by Alexandre » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:54 pm

Boris Belchev wrote: Hello Alexandre. It is pleasure for me too. It is not mistake I got them here in spring, I just wrote that they were not ringed yet.

Yes, thanks, I see it was my mistake. Dear Boris, why do you think it is a michahelis on your picture? We have some birds like this I think. As you are more experienced in gulls than me can you tell what birds are here? Especially N4
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Re: Landfill site in Central part of Lithuania

Post by Boris Belchev » Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:10 pm

Hi Alexandre.
For those two LM gulls I had a consultation with our best Gull expert in Lithuania V.Pareigis (R.I.P.), fortunately he is not anymore with us to help with his very big knowledge and passion about gulls. So what he explain me then was the shape of the head, shorter bill, long legs, Iris was much darker and had very bright eye-ring and (dark yellow) legs (in adults) and typical marking on the bill (in the young gulls).
Nr 4 for me is LA gull with yellow legs which is typical for the area and is quite common in Lithuania as well. But the iris is as in typical LA. Legs are with short tibia.
So if you want me to comment the other photos please let me know.
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Re: Landfill site in Central part of Lithuania

Post by Alexandre » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:33 pm

Dear Boris, thanks a lot!
Please tell me your opinion about other pictures as well with argumentation if you identify them in different way. It was actually my primary intention to place pics here for expert advice but the forum is not very alive or people afraid/do not have time to comment anything. But the bird N4 has white head in December, is it possible for LA?
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