That tricky 2cy's

Post Reply
Albert de Jong
Posts: 48
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:53 am
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

That tricky 2cy's

Post by Albert de Jong » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:27 am

I 'm always struggling with 2cy micha 's, and so did I last last wednesday on the dike of Westkapelle. Theo pointed out this one, I found it unclear until it flew away....
Attachments
YLG_2cy(13-10-2010)1.jpg
YLG_2cy(13-10-2010)1.jpg (71.18 KiB) Viewed 1937 times
YLG_2cy(13-10-2010)2.jpg
YLG_2cy(13-10-2010)2.jpg (57.81 KiB) Viewed 1937 times

adriaens
Posts: 226
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:24 pm

Re: That tricky 2cy's

Post by adriaens » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:44 pm

? Looks like a normal Herring Gull to me ?

Albert de Jong
Posts: 48
Joined: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:53 am
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Re: That tricky 2cy's

Post by Albert de Jong » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:40 pm

Mmm, indeed. I just checked the original photo's. The inner five primaries are almost wholly grey. Maybe the solid tailband and rather contrasting markings in the wing confused us. The bill fits better for Herring either. That tricky.

User avatar
JanJ
Posts: 435
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:08 pm

Re: That tricky 2cy's

Post by JanJ » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:34 pm

Not talking diagnostic here but here´s a few pic of both.

http://www.helsinki.fi/~rauste/gulls/hannu61.html

Jan

Post Reply