Category Archives: Gulls

Juvenile Baltic Gull candidate

at Richmond Bank, Cheshire Delighted to get an email from Ian McKerchar. It’s immediately apparent that his photos of a juvenile Lesser Black-backed type Gull are ‘of the type’. The hypothetical Baltic Gull type. Just like 2+ birds at Flamborough … Continue reading

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Yellow-legged Gull: first winter

with white(ish) underwings by Chris Gibbins I thought Birding Frontiers readers might be interested in this one. I saw this first winter Yellow-legged Gull (michahellis) last week (mid October) in Spain.  Normal YLG other than exceptionally pale underwing.  I think … Continue reading

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juvenile Baltic Gull

and the identification challenge by Martin G. 1cy Baltic Gull, Ashdod, Israel, 7th October 2011 by Amir Ben Dov. Check out that underwing! (with grateful thanks to Chris Gibbins, Ian Lewington, Mark Golley, Yoav Perlmand, Amir Ben Dov, Brett Richards … Continue reading

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3 Caspian Gulls: 4 Days

cachfest at Flannelboro Flamborough has, I think, prior to 2013, 3  records, but 5 so far this year and 4 of them since 11th September (last 11 days): one 2nd winter and 4 juvenile/fist winters. WOW! Found this new juv./first … Continue reading

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Relict Gull

in juvenile plumage Following my curiosity having watched this seeming Med Gull X Common Gull hybrid (or maybe extreme variant Common Gull), friends and followers sent some fab links and photos of juvenile/ first winter Relict Gulls. Relict Gulls are … Continue reading

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First winter Caspian Gull at Flamborough

and 1cy Yellow-legged Gull… by Martin G POSTSCRIPT: Now 2 first year Caspian Gulls on outer head at Flamborough (5:00 pm on 19th Sept.) …and the first Northern ‘argentatus’ Herring Gull of the autumn. Fearful of being type caste 😦 , … Continue reading

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Help with Mystery Small Gull

Mediterranean X Common Gull? by Martin G. Flamborough 13th September 2013 Wind only just turned NW as I arrived at 7:00 am for a couple hours of seawatching. Not enough to produce a much in the skua/shearwater realm. However, higher … Continue reading

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Tricky Juvenile Caspian Gull or hybrid?

Revisiting, Discussing, Learning by Chris Gibbins and Steve Arlow (2 honorable dudes who willing to learn, make mistakes and discuss openly – M.G.) This bird has already been featured on Birding Frontiers >>>here<<< Lot more photos and text at Birders Playground (scroll down). … Continue reading

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Now That’s What I Call…

… a Seawatch! Flamborough Head: 11th September 2013 Paving the way, seawatching off Flamborough Head in evening of  9th Sept. produced a full breach Minke Whale, followed on 10th Sept. by 10’s of Sooty Shearwater, 1 juv. Long-tailed Skua, juvenile … Continue reading

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