Summer Gulling in Essex

8th August 2013

by Steve Arlow

08-10-2013 Caspian Gull Adult Pitsea Tip Standard 687

Adult Caspian Gull at point blank range (there was also a 1st/2nd year bird present but not as close)

08-10-2013 Yellow-legged Gull juvenile Standard 289

Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, just starting to show fresh scaps

08-10-2013 Yellow-legged Gull adult Standard 408

08-10-2013 Yellow-legged Gull adult Standard 607

Adult Yellow-legged Gulls (40+ present today). The bird sitting down looks odd as the bill is covered on mud thus hiding most of the red gonys spot, just a smidge is visible.

08-10-2013 Yellow-legged Gull 2nd year Standard 472

3cy (2nd summer) Yellow-legged Gull

08-10-2013 Herring Gull Leucistic adult Pitsea Tip Standard 169

08-10-2013 Herring Gull Leucistic adult Pitsea Tip Standard 147

Leucistic Herring Gull adult. Called it Glauc when had it first thing but 10 mins later got much closer to reveal the truth, note the dark subterminal band on the still regrowing (very short) P6 and the dark wedge on the outer web of P5. The dark mark at the tail is the birds foot.

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4 Responses to Summer Gulling in Essex

  1. Jenny says:

    Lovely shots! Were these taken in Essex, Massachusetts?

  2. Jan Jörgensen (JanJ) says:

    Just wanna salute Steve`s gull site. Great work!

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