Caspian Gull Hybrid

Acta Ornithologica. The aim is to synthesise what is currently known about the identification of this species and discuss the appearance of proven and suspected hybrids. (vegae/cachinnans) mongolicus) may be classed as a subspecies of the Caspian gull, a subspecies of the East Siberian gull, or as a species in its own right. Identification of this bird seemed further complicated by the presence of a Slaty-backed Gull with some hybrid influence (most obvious in flight) and a presumed Taimyr Gull which also appeared long-billed and seemed to show more white in the outer primaries than might be usually expected (on the left of image captioned "Challenges of Gull ID)…. Thanks to the only two contenders. Western Yellow Wagtail thunbergi. Nonetheless, the hybrid issue needs to be set against the growing realisation that Caspian Gulls, like all other large gulls, show a considerable degree of variability. The bird will, at least for the time being, have to be recorded as a Caspian Gull/Hybrid. Carey in lit. Getting a variety of pictures is also a vital piece to the puzzle as they can be used after to compare and check for finer details such as the. A large bird, longer-winged and more upright in stance. Several 'prominent' hybrids are treated explicitly in the book (for example Glaucous-winged X Western, known as 'Olympic Gull'). Here, we report for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, blood parasites from Caspian Gulls (previously Larus cachinnans cachinnans and Larus cachinnans/argentatus michahellis were regarded as the same species) and gull hybrids. CASPIAN GULL, Pilsworth Tip, 3rd February, adult, photo (Failed to confirm the identification with a full suite of requisite features and hybrid could not eliminated) RED-BACKED SHRIKE , Bickershaw Rucks, 6th June (Incomplete description). We managed to ring a gull we think is a Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans). If you open an image you'll see which year and exactly where it's taken. I had this down as a cachinanns x argentatus hybrid for a long time but believe now it could well be within variation of Caspian gull. Different timing of breeding To summarize, the recent hybrid zone between is another important prezygotic mechanism act- Herring and Caspian Gull in Poland changes ing in Caspian and Herring Gulls, with Caspian dynamically with time, with the latter species out- Gull being earlier breeder than Herring Gull numbering the former during last few. As well as its metal ring, it had also been fitted with a blue Darvic ring 2AHN. A medium-sized tern with a shaggy crest and a long, slightly drooping orange bill, the Elegant Tern is seen along the Pacific Coast. Western Yellow Wagtail hybrid. Around a waste disposal site on the Burrell Way industrial estate an impressive array of gulls was discovered yesterday so it was an opportunity not to be missed. August 24, 2019. Thanks to Steve Waite for alerting me that one of at least 2 Caspian Gulls on the Axe this winter was loitering by the tramsheds. 1cy Herring x Caspian hybrid - Yesterday I visited Simrishamn, a great place for gulling in Sweden. cachinnans). On close examination of the bird it was clear it had conflicting features and we strongly believe this bird was a Herring x Caspian hybrid. I popped in to check the terns on Derek's tonight and was delighted to find two of these dudes on the pit - Black Terns. The roost held the 2cy Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid, a 2cy Caspian Gull, a 4cy Yellow-legged Gull and 2 pale argentatus Herring Gulls (CwS, N). argentatus. Our Taiwan birding tours comprehensively cover the island. Many northern 'argentatus' Herring Gulls, fewer GBB Gulls and a handful of Lesser Black-backs. We publish articles on a wide variety of topics, including behaviour, conservation, distribution, identification, status and taxonomy. cachinnans) x Herring Gull (L. It proved to be an excellent evening with at least 4 Caspian Gulls the highlight, along with a likely 5th bird, a juvenile bearing a yellow ring, that was too distant to be quite sure about. Franklin's Gull, Leucophaeus pipixcan - video. Caspian Gull we have added shading (light green) to include recently colonised areas in Poland. The counter arguments, summarised in this post, I think, pretty much put paid to that diagnosis but it was subsequently suggested that it may be a Yellow-legged Gull x Caspian Gull hybrid. Hybrid Caspian Gull x Herring Gull from this zone has occurred in the UK before see, for example, here. Jamie Partridge visited Romania's Black Sea coast to get his fill of young Caspian Gulls, but was also thrilled by how generally 'birdy' the country was. Common Gull, Larus canus. To make it easier, all images taken abroad (from Sweden) are marked in the galleries with an abbreviation of the country. Caspian Gull hybrid Grafham Water July 2019 Show more 9 photos · 1 video · 4 views. cachinnans, and the Mediterranean and eastern Atlantic gull thought by Mayr (1942) to be a westward excursion of the Caspian gull is the Yellow-legged gull L. Opinion remains divided as to whether taimyrensis in Korea is almost entirely composed of hybrid Vega X Heuglin's Gull (e. The female Caspian Gull (middle, next to a Lesser Black-back) was distinctly smaller than the male and, as this photo shows, could like rather Herring Gull-like. It is part of a complex of closely related gull species that interbreed readily. The bird is a 2. melanocephalus has a highly distinctive 'face'. Noted on this bird was its quite long legs though not particularly thin, its dark eye and long bill, though not very Caspian like. Except for four Yellow-legged Gulls I also saw a Herring x Caspian Gull hybrid. A number of birds were in the flooded area at McLean's, but this spot is difficult to check out since there is no shoulder to the road. Graham Water - Caspian Gull, 2 Avocet, Green Sandpiper; Scaup and Dunlin reported (Mark Hawkes) Ouse Washes - pair of Garganey, Hen Harrier, Caspian Gull (Ade Cooper); Great White Egret at Chain corner (Nick Littlewood) Cottenhan - Hooded Crow, Iceland Gull, 2 Caspian Gull (Brendan Doe) Haddenham - 4+ White Wagtail with Pied Wagtails (Simon. Back in 1982, when Peter Grant produced his seminal book Gulls: a Guide to Identification (revised edition 1986), which was really the starting point to modern gull identification, there was just the Herring Gull. Checklists submitted within the last hour are not shown. Jamie Partridge visited Romania's Black Sea coast to get his fill of young Caspian Gulls, but was also thrilled by how generally 'birdy' the country was. Migration is a bit late for passerines this summer and nothing noteworthy turned up in my walks. Given that it has a broad (even though diffuse) supercilium, it might be concluded that the Isabelline Shrike form involved is Turkestan (phoenicuroides) and collurio x phoenicuroides is the commonest form of hybrid. There are a vast amount of hybrid pairings amongst Gulls and almost any combination is possible (according to size of gull species), birds that turn up in Britain regularly are Glaucous X Herring Gull, Herring X Lesser Black-backed Gull, Caspian X Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed X Yellow-legged Gull, graellsii X intermedious Lesser Black. BIRDS OF KAZAKHSTAN. This is the gull with the P10 mirror below, I thought was some east asian Caspian Gull, but is a Thayer's. There was one interesting bird in the catch which both Rich Cope and myself initially thought was a good Caspian Gull under the net. White-winged Tern. Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus x Herring Gull Larus argentatus hybrid. I thought I'd include the Pheasant photo just to show that I can (sometimes) get reasonable photos of birds when they are not about 400 yards away. Caspian Tern - juvenile, Barton Cove, Gill, Franklin Co. melanocephalus has a highly distinctive 'face'. The possibility of a Caspian x Herring Gull hybrid have not been ruled out yet, but this will be very good bird here in Western Norway anyway. The Slaty-backed Gull is an exclusively coastal and marine gull, favoring rocky islands and coasts with harbors. tailed Jaegers and a Sabine’s Gull reported near month’s end but in each case only seen by those present at the time of the birds’ passing. Thus, the identity of the Moseley gull is not of necessity a straight choice between Yellow-legged Gull and Caspian Gull. Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii. Graham Water - Caspian Gull, 2 Avocet, Green Sandpiper; Scaup and Dunlin reported (Mark Hawkes) Ouse Washes - pair of Garganey, Hen Harrier, Caspian Gull (Ade Cooper); Great White Egret at Chain corner (Nick Littlewood) Cottenhan - Hooded Crow, Iceland Gull, 2 Caspian Gull (Brendan Doe) Haddenham - 4+ White Wagtail with Pied Wagtails (Simon. Woodcock at dusk (A Dean, P Hyde). A number of birds were in the flooded area at McLean's, but this spot is difficult to check out since there is no shoulder to the road. Mediterranean Gull, Larus melanocephalus. com for inclusion on our Daily Sightings posts. I also took the opportunity to photograph a few Black-headed Gulls and an inquisitive Hooded Crow in the fantastic winter sun. Caspian Gulls are still a difficult bird to ID and even though one can't rule out a hybrid, traditionally, the main features talked about are generally a good indication that you'd be on to a winner. Since 2004, we have obtained more information about the northward spread of Caspian Gull across Eastern Europe and it seems that there is a hybrid zone across Poland where the species is interbreeding with argentatus Herring Gulls. I have been targeting potential new Nepticulid leaf-mine records recently and had some success but Stigmella tiliae was one I had searched for, on the Lime trees along the Access Track, on a number of occasions, without managing to find any mines. There was one interesting bird in the catch which both Rich Cope and myself initially thought was a good Caspian Gull under the net. 1cy Herring x Caspian hybrid - Yesterday I visited Simrishamn, a great place for gulling in Sweden. Thanks to the only two contenders. 22:01 1 kommentar:. I have many times questioned it age, but that is mainly because I am used to 2. Franklin's Gull, Leucophaeus pipixcan - video. Common Gull, Larus canus. Also of note were two Whooper Swans (joining the resident bird), a few Scaup, Yellow-browed Warblers and Firecrests along with singles of Long-tailed Duck and Dipper. A few local birders doubted the original identification and sought the advice of experts, and they in turn concluded that it was more likely to be a hybrid bird- a mixture of Caspian and Herring Gull. Presumed hybrid Lesser x Greater Scaup Farmoor Reservoir There has been much speculation over the identification of the Farmoor Aythya which was first discovered on the 17th, photographed and initially identified as a Greater Scaup. August 24, 2019. One difficulty with its identification is that these northern Herring Gulls normally have a restricted amount of black in the primaries but this bird has black markings. August 31st, 2017. The scientific name is from Latin. The aim is to synthesise what is currently known about the identification of this species and discuss the appearance of proven and suspected hybrids. The consensus on this bird though is that it's a pure Caspian Gull and not a hybrid. Except for four Yellow-legged Gulls I also saw a Herring x Caspian Gull hybrid. This gull has upper-part colour similar to Yellow-legged Gull, perhaps very slightly darker?, but has pink legs. Thrushes ___ Swainson's Thrush* ___ Hermit Thrush* ___ American Robin* ___ Varied Thrush Starlings ___ European Starling* Pipits ___ American Pipit. Adult Caspian Gull was reported in a field near Loscoe Lake and we think we located it after a walk through mud and pools down the footpath opposite the West Yorksire Police headquarters (American Wigeon location last year). Haldane's rule revisited: do hybrid females have a shorter lifespan?. I initially saw it in the binoculars with its wings up and I thought "nice, a young Caspian Gull!". Caspian Gulls are still a difficult bird to ID and even though one can't rule out a hybrid, traditionally, the main features talked about are generally a good indication that you'd be on to a winner. Tides weren't exactly ideal and with low tide well after dusk, mud was only just appearing as I arrived at 17:00 and consequently gull numbers were pretty low, with only about 50 large gulls. Home Contentious gulls Photo Index. Caspian Tern - juvenile, Barton Cove, Gill, Franklin Co. 320: The winter range of the Slender-billed Gull includes the shores of the Black Sea, which is not shown on the map. No sign of any Caspian Gulls but found a 3rd cy Yellow-legged Gull, two 2nd cy Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Argentatus type Herring Gull and 6+ Common Gull. Diet composition of the Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) in inland Poland: effects of breeding area, breeding stage and sympatric breeding with the Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) R Gwiazda, D Bukaciński, G Neubauer, M Faber, J Betleja,. Gull taxonomy is in a tremendous state of flux. It will also nest near colonies of California sea lions, scavenging any sea lion pups that die of natural causes. Dipper, Caspian Gull, Jay, Tree Sparrow, Pink. Last night, I went for a walk with a great naturalist and friend, Moe Bottos. After a long walk in the rain we found gate 29, where the birds had regularly been seen and after a short wait we didn't see or hear any so moved on to Ainsdale Beach. Different timing of breeding To summarize, the recent hybrid zone between is another important prezygotic mechanism act- Herring and Caspian Gull in Poland changes ing in Caspian and Herring Gulls, with Caspian dynamically with time, with the latter species out- Gull being earlier breeder than Herring Gull numbering the former during last few. Pheasant & Caspian Gull - MVCP The Caspian Gull was in the Stewartby gull roost this evening along with an adult Yellow-legged Gull and a possible adult Caspian Gull - all found by Keith Owen. Dunwich - 3 Great Egrets at Dingle Marshes + 9 Snow Bunts on the beach & 1st winter Glaucous Gull noted. Thrushes ___ Swainson's Thrush* ___ Hermit Thrush* ___ American Robin* ___ Varied Thrush Starlings ___ European Starling* Pipits ___ American Pipit. At least 4000 Cormorants were also seen. The roost held the 2cy Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid, a 2cy Caspian Gull, a 4cy Yellow-legged Gull and 2 pale argentatus Herring Gulls (CwS, N). A Caspian Gull photo-fest in Romania. Western Yellow Wagtail thunbergi. If you have an e-mail address, and you are interested in Oklahoma birds and birding, then the OKbirds listserv is for you. Yesterday I visited Simrishamn, a great place for gulling in Sweden. I would not diagnose this bird as a hybrid or anything other than a female 3CY Caspian Gull. The Western Gull is limited in distribution with a smaller population size than most other North American gulls, with a total population of only 40,000 pairs worldwide, limited to about 200 colonies. michahellis. For example, it might help target an unusual gull for trapping in a colony or netting at a roost site. To make it easier, all images taken abroad (from Sweden) are marked in the galleries with an abbreviation of the country. The bird is a 2. The aim is to synthesise what is currently known about the identification of this species and discuss the appearance of proven and suspected hybrids. A third winter Caspian Gull was in the gull roost on 16th and there was a redhead Smew in the Walgrave Bay on the 18th. Caspian Terns Florida Bay, Everglades NP, FL. I would say that this bird is a michahellis, or very possibly a hybrid. Two records of Caspian Gull from the Fylde have previously been published: a first-winter at Knott End on 5th-6th January 2010 and a juvenile at Skippool Creek on 11th August 2010, although both of these records are now accepted in the Lancashire Bird Report only. 01), whereas hybrid females have the lowest survival rate among all groups of individuals (0. The light was quite good and I managed to take a few distant photos of the bird perched and in flight. The estimates for both herring and Caspian gull females were slightly lower (0. Up until this point I had never seen one but have read blog posts by Steve and Gavin enough times to know that a very bright headed 1st Winter gull is interesting. Wild Gull Chase With the Azorean Yellow-legged gull continuing to be seen at Didcot most days I have had a couple of further attempts to see it. Other gulls in The Netherlands Pictures of a hybrid Ring-billed Gull x Common Gull nearby Middelburg, a leucistic Lesser Black-backed Gull from Moerdijk, a Iceland Gull from Den Helder and two Glaucous Gulls from Katwijk and the Maasvlakte. Caspian gull is a name applied to the gull taxon Larus cachinnans, a member of the herring gull/lesser black-backed gull complex. Western Yellow Wagtail thunbergi. From a distance it had a good look of Caspian about it. These have been single Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, small numbers (less than 10) of Redwing, Fieldfare and Lesser Redpoll. Possible hybrid Caspian Gull x Herring Gull, near-adult, Brennevinsmyra, Mandal 16. The typical pale head contrasting with the rear neck shawl, small eye centrally placed in the face, the small head with sloping forehead, the long bill that here has a fairly pronounced gonys angle which isn't to unusual in large males, but perhaps extreme?. American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus. Observer Date Species; Ed Rumberger: 26 Jul 2019: 19: Dave Panchaud: 26 Jul 2019: 33. Commission Regulation (EC) No 407/2009 of 14 May 2009 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein. Possible Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus argentatus x fuscus) hybrid or just a pale bird? Since September 2013 a yellow ringed gull with M+C code (BTO metal ring GR85501) is being seen in Portimão fishing harbour (Lagoa). The Iceland Gull closely resembles Thayer’s Gull—in fact, the two have often been treated as geographic races of a single, though variable, species. Common Gull. The aim is to synthesise what is currently known about the identification of this species and discuss the appearance of proven and suspected hybrids. Note from Editor - This was originally identified by James as a hybrid but his further investigations had led him to re-identify it as a pure Caspian. Dunwich - 3 Great Egrets at Dingle Marshes + 9 Snow Bunts on the beach & 1st winter Glaucous Gull noted. I managed to get 22 ticks for my trouble - White-headed Duck, Caucasian Black Grouse, Caucasian Snowcock, Caspian Snowcock, Levant's Sparrowhawk, Armenian Gull, Bimaculated Lark, Raddes Accentor, Alpine Accentor, White-throated Robin, Finsch's Wheatear, Persian Wheatear. ing gull species, the Herring Gull Larus argentatus, the Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans and their hybrids. Checklists submitted within the last hour are not shown. By 2002 Armenian Gull armenicus and Caspian Gull cachinnans were recorded as separate species and Heuglin's Gull heuglini the weakly defined taimyrensis and Steppe Gull barabensis were included in Lesser Black-backed Gull L. the Steppe Gull section is created, with thirteen adults (one of which is quite armenicus-like); also a few new Caspian Gulls - including a very odd bird. Any good bird found in Worcs. RUDDY SHELDUCK hybrid at College Lake in February 2004 Re: previous Ruddy Shelduck county records The bird that was reported as a Ruddy Shelduck from College Lake on 22nd February 2004 was actually not a pure bird, rather a strange-looking presumed hybrid, perhaps with Egyptian Goose?. This month also produced the highest count of Water rails recorded (vannrikse) at one time on the islands. cachinnans, or more broadly as a subspecies of the Herring Gull L. Interesting observations and comments regarding the Iceland Gull can be found here (MG). , Nowicki P. Caspian Gull - David Carter. I initially saw it in the binoculars with its wings up and I thought "nice, a young Caspian Gull!". The paper is split into two parts. Similarly, Yellow-legged Gulls of. Caspian, Yellow-legged and Herring Gulls are now regularly hybridising in parts of eastern Europe and colour-ringed gulls of hybrid origin have been observed in the UK. ID challenge for every W European birder - first-winter Caspian Gull. Caspian Gull Pitsea (19/01/2013) closer image of the bird that is frequentling Wat Tyler, taken on nearby Landfill, 26/01/2013 (© Steve Arlow, Canon 1D MKIII 500mm with 1. fuscus along with the nominate Baltic Gull fuscus. Ringed as a chick at middle Vistula, south of Warsaw, in May 1995. Except for four Yellow-legged Gulls I also saw a Herring x Caspian Gull hybrid. The only gull nesting along most of the Pacific Coast from Washington to Baja, this large species is common at all seasons. It is hoped that this website may help us all with gull identification. Regent's Park 5th December It has been fairly quiet in the park for the past few weeks, with only the odd interesting record. 9 Laughing Gull in Somerset, Sociable Plover in Northamptonshire, Identification of Olivaceous and Booted Warblers, Caspian Terns in Britain in 1988, African Spoonbill in Majorca, birding Florida - part III, Recent birdwatching in Kuwait, A birder in Egypt. One Caspian tern was reported Monday in the same area, according to the most recent rare bird alert from the NH Audubon. a selction of wildfowl with the escaped female Ruddy Shelduck, Mallard, Coot, Barnacle Goose and a hybrid Canadad x Greylag Goose Also some Mallard pictures the yellow bill shows this to be a male Mallard as do the few grey feathers but the lack of other male plumage is probably a result of some hormonal imbalance. Similarly, Yellow-legged Gulls of. Thanks guys! What attracted my attention (except for the fact that it was the only Caspian type Gull in a group of Armenian and a couple of Yellow-legged) was it's dark back (similar in shade to nearby Armenians), yellow legs (not as bright as Armenian) but usually the Caspian I see over here have pinkish grey legs and the amount of black on the wing. I wandered from the straight and narrow long enough to scan for and pinpoint the bird and grab some pictures. Possible Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus argentatus x fuscus) hybrid or just a pale bird? Since September 2013 a yellow ringed gull with M+C code (BTO metal ring GR85501) is being seen in Portimão fishing harbour (Lagoa). They have been present since November 2012 and it now appears apparent that Caspian Gull is to become a regular and expected winter visitor, news to delight many I'm sure! Here is some poor record shots of 1 of the adult Caspian Gulls from Saturday the 12th. Thus, the identity of the Moseley gull is not of necessity a straight choice between Yellow-legged Gull and Caspian Gull. Any good bird found in Worcs. A few of the rare(ish) birds seen in late December were kind enough to hang around long enough to grace some 2019 year lists:. Wintersett + Another Excellent Gull Roost 20. 2019-08-16 © Karim GUERBAA Réserve Naturelle de l'étang des Landes. 11 Long-tailed Shrike on the Outer Hebrides, Desert Lesser Whitethroat on Teesside, Steller's Eider in Moray, Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler plumage and calls, Caspian Gull identification revisited, Pine Grosbeak in Shetland, Blue-winged Teal x Shoveler hybrid in Norfolk, Chinese Pond Heron in Hungary. 012), while hybrid females experienced substantially decreased annual survival (0. Up until this point I had never seen one but have read blog posts by Steve and Gavin enough times to know that a very bright headed 1st Winter gull is interesting. This important guide is published at a critical time in the development of gull taxonomy. Monday, 16 December 2013 A long weekend to the Ebro Delta, Spain 12th ~ 15th December. Caspian gull is a name applied to the gull taxon Larus cachinnans, a member of the herring gull/lesser black-backed gull complex. Wild Gull Chase With the Azorean Yellow-legged gull continuing to be seen at Didcot most days I have had a couple of further attempts to see it. Western Yellow Wagtail thunbergi. Only the 1 local birder comment on the gull KM who says impossible to id from photos but believes legs and bill are too short. argentatus) 5cy "Green 4P60" at Dumpiai, Klaipeda, Lithuania 10. A Brambling was in the west shore wood. Western Yellow Wagtail hybrid. Spent the rest of the day exploring more of Central London, hoping for chance of finding a Caspian Gull tomorrow. Noted on this bird was its quite long legs though not particularly thin, its dark eye and long bill, though not very Caspian like. We managed to ring a gull we think is a Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans). , Nowicki P. The possibility of hybrid origin also needs to be 'in the frame'. The Iceland Gull closely resembles Thayer’s Gull—in fact, the two have often been treated as geographic races of a single, though variable, species. argentatus. There are only a handful of records in the Algarve. It resembles the much rarer Thayer's Gull, but this bird in Galway in comparision to the Herring Gull standing next to it looks bulkier, larger and longer in appearance counting out Thayer's which is more compact and Iceland like in shape and structure. Birder and wildlife enthusiast most at home in the Peak District, with occasional forays further afield. This colony is almost exclusively Yellow-legged Gulls, although the odd pair of Caspian Gull has nested since 2016 and some single adult Caspian (and apparent hybrids) are present in the breeding seaon. I have to say it's a bit underwhelming even for a Caspian Gull but I couldn't see anything better about!. Two adult females Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans (both 9cy), trapped at nests during incubation on the Wytyckie Lake, end of April 2014. Franklin's Gull, Leucophaeus pipixcan - video. Biggest puzzler was the following bird which resembled a hybrid Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull but on reflection must be a subadult northern argentatus Herring Gull. Also a probable Caspian Gull x Herring Gull hybrid and at least 28 Yellow-legged Gulls. These images have been donated by bird enthusiasts and are displayed here for your enjoyment; they may not be copied or downloaded without the photographer's permission. I initially saw it in the binoculars with its wings up and I thought "nice, a young Caspian Gull!". a selction of wildfowl with the escaped female Ruddy Shelduck, Mallard, Coot, Barnacle Goose and a hybrid Canadad x Greylag Goose Also some Mallard pictures the yellow bill shows this to be a male Mallard as do the few grey feathers but the lack of other male plumage is probably a result of some hormonal imbalance. Mediterranean Gull, Larus melanocephalus. It is a typical Caspian Gull, albeit a large one, in late summer. This is the gull with the P10 mirror below, I thought was some east asian Caspian Gull, but is a Thayer's. The yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis), sometimes referred to as western yellow-legged gull (to distinguish it from eastern populations of yellow-legged large white-headed gulls), is a large gull of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, which has only recently achieved wide recognition as a distinct species. The images are sorted by age and time of the year. Thanks to the only two contenders. Yesterday I visited Simrishamn, a great place for gulling in Sweden. This translates to a shorter adult (reproductive) lifespan (on average by 1. The consensus on this bird though is that it's a pure Caspian Gull and not a hybrid. The legs, wings and neck are longer than those of the Herring Gull and Yellow-legged Gull. Tides weren't exactly ideal and with low tide well after dusk, mud was only just appearing as I arrived at 17:00 and consequently gull numbers were pretty low, with only about 50 large gulls. Next up was a Immature Glaucous X Herring Hybrid Gull at 15. Early this afternoon John found a 1st winter Caspian Gull a mere 2 km from the reservoir, as the crow flies, in fields just over the county boundary in Northamptonshire (keep an eye on John's blog for information and photographs). Soft-plumaged Petrel Varanger find of a lifetime I say find but as with any of the best rare bird discoveries this was in fact just a mix of being in the right place at the right time, in effect luck!. There are colonies of Ring-billed gulls at marshes of southeastern Oregon and on islands in the Columbia and Snake rivers. Bird #2: A typical hybrid oystercatcher, albeit a whiter one than Bird #1. Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) in the Quarteira Yesterday, January 28th, Michael Davis found a 1st. Happy Thankful Thursday I am thankful to live so close to the reservoir, a lot of our walks with nature are right outside our door. That said, the Ventura Harbor has been one of the easiest places to string an American Oystercatcher the last couple years, if you get my drift. Despite squally rain showers and 100% cloud cover, it was fairly obvious a major clearance had taken place overnightnot a single Bonaparte's Gull was present at first light. To make it easier, all images taken abroad (from Sweden) are marked in the galleries with an abbreviation of the country. The other I now consider to be most likely a hybrid. Rain first thing eased off by mid-morning but was then replaced almost immediately by thick fog which more or less lingered through the rest of the day although the north end of the island completely cleared for a while the south end remained shrouded; the birds were made up of more quality than quantity with the Shorelark again by Bewan and a smart male Grey-headed Wagtail along the track to. boultham mere ABOUT THIS BLOG Most of the pictures on this blog are of birds taken either in the Uk or abroad, i have added other forms of wildlife which includes a few Flowers, Orchids, Fungi, Animals, Moths, Butterflies, Insects and Dragonflies, also there are a few pictures of my local patch Boultham Mere. Caspian Tern counts were again below those of many recent past years, with numbers of juveniles particularly low most of the time. In most cases the gulls are Caspian Gulls or Herring Gulls, but note the existence of many hybrids. The yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis), sometimes referred to as western yellow-legged gull (to distinguish it from eastern populations of yellow-legged large white-headed gulls), is a large gull of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, which has only recently achieved wide recognition as a distinct species. Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans. Gull taxonomy is in a tremendous state of flux. Except for four Yellow-legged Gulls I also saw a Herring x Caspian Gull hybrid. Gulls are one of the last frontiers of bird identification, and I have been a certified gull freak for 24 years. Interesting observations and comments regarding the Iceland Gull can be found here (MG). Several ‘prominent’ hybrids are treated explicitly in the book (for example Glaucous-winged X Western, known as ‘Olympic Gull’). Gull species ↳ Lesser Black-backed Gull ↳ Heuglin's Gull ↳ Yellow-legged Gull ↳ Caspian Gull ↳ Herring Gull ↳ Great Black-backed Gull ↳ American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes ↳ Nearctic gulls ↳ White-winged Species ↳ Mediterranean Gull ↳ Black-headed Gull ↳ Common Gull ↳ Other taxa & hybrids; Local Patches. A hybrid Caspian Gull (L. The legs, wings and neck are longer than those of the Herring Gull and Yellow-legged Gull. Little Gull, Hydrocoloeus minutus. Un blog despre pasari, birdwatching, natura, salbaticie si calatorie. Presumed Caspian Gull. We publish articles on a wide variety of topics, including behaviour, conservation, distribution, identification, status and taxonomy. Possible Caspian Gull x Herring Gull hybrid This 1st winter gull was seen at Odense Kanal north of Odense on December 30, 2010. It is a typical Caspian Gull, albeit a large one, in late summer. The first-winter gull below had a point score of 20 and so should be a pure Caspian Gull - the most frequent score amongst the sampled first-winter Caspian Gulls was also 20. August 24, 2019. Opinion remains divided as to whether taimyrensis in Korea is almost entirely composed of hybrid Vega X Heuglin's Gull (e. There was one interesting bird in the catch which both Rich Cope and myself initially thought was a good Caspian Gull under the net. It was formerly treated as a subspecies of either the Caspian Gull L. Franklin's Gull, Leucophaeus pipixcan - video. There are a vast amount of hybrid pairings amongst Gulls and almost any combination is possible (according to size of gull species), birds that turn up in Britain regularly are Glaucous X Herring Gull, Herring X Lesser Black-backed Gull, Caspian X Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed X Yellow-legged Gull, graellsii X intermedious Lesser Black. Also a probable Caspian Gull x Herring Gull hybrid and at least 28 Yellow-legged Gulls. Heermann's Gulls ~ Santa Barbara, California - Feb' 15 Tuesday, 17 March 2015 This elegant dark medium sized gull of Baja California, yet in winter they spread along the west coast, and was the target for the first and last days of the trip. 9 Laughing Gull in Somerset, Sociable Plover in Northamptonshire, Identification of Olivaceous and Booted Warblers, Caspian Terns in Britain in 1988, African Spoonbill in Majorca, birding Florida - part III, Recent birdwatching in Kuwait, A birder in Egypt. I look forward to the ringers reply. I wandered from the straight and narrow long enough to scan for and pinpoint the bird and grab some pictures. In most cases the gulls are Caspian Gulls or Herring Gulls, but note the existence of many hybrids. Hybrid males do not survive for a shorter time than nonhybrid ones (0. Also a probable Caspian Gull x Herring Gull hybrid and at least 28 Yellow-legged Gulls. Except for four Yellow-legged Gulls I also saw a Herring x Caspian Gull hybrid. A large bird, longer-winged and more upright in stance. feb, on Aker Brygge. That's now the third Caspian in eight days that we've had - a real purple patch! It's interesting though that Yellow-legged Gulls have dropped right off - I've not seen one for a while now. Except for four Yellow-legged Gulls I also saw a Herring x Caspian Gull hybrid. Glaucous Gull, Snow Buntings x 6, Velvet Scoters x 16 off beach car park at Cley Great White Egret at Cley NWT Caspian Gull off Burrell Way, Thetford Hen Harrier at Morston Quay Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebes x 2, Slavonian Grebe, Long-tailed Ducks x 5, Little Gulls x 5, Water Pipit, Hen Harriers x 3 at Titchwell RSPB. boultham mere ABOUT THIS BLOG Most of the pictures on this blog are of birds taken either in the Uk or abroad, i have added other forms of wildlife which includes a few Flowers, Orchids, Fungi, Animals, Moths, Butterflies, Insects and Dragonflies, also there are a few pictures of my local patch Boultham Mere. The problems with this particular bird would arise almost as soon as pictures of it were posted on the Internet. White-winged Tern. (L Proctor) Also in field behind pool, 1 d oe Roe Deer with this year’s twin kids. e-mail Brian J. Ring-billed gull. fuscus along with the nominate Baltic Gull fuscus. I did see several dowitchers, Great Egrets, Caspian Terns, etc. So I thought today would be a good day to do the gull roost and maybe finally get a Caspian Gull at Grimsbury. 18th: The first Little Ringed Plover of the year was present along with an Oystercatcher and a Curlew. To make it easier, all images taken abroad (from Sweden) are marked in the galleries with an abbreviation of the country. but not much -- it did not help that when it was closest I managed to let the camera and lens slip out of the car window on the bean bag while I was shunting forward for a better angle -- amazingly I managed to catch the lens strap is the combo headed for the road outside and seem to have got away with it -- moral don't trust advertising that says lenses will stick to certain bean bags while. From a distance it had a good look of Caspian about it. In the gallery which you find below, choose the species you like to watch or choose "Gull videos". The typical pale head contrasting with the rear neck shawl, small eye centrally placed in the face, the small head with sloping forehead, the long bill that here has a fairly pronounced gonys angle which isn't to unusual in large males, but perhaps extreme?. The only twitchable species rare enough to be labelled Bird of the Month was a Ring-necked Duck, even though this species had the same accolade just over two years ago. Gull species ↳ Lesser Black-backed Gull ↳ Heuglin's Gull ↳ Yellow-legged Gull ↳ Caspian Gull ↳ Herring Gull ↳ Great Black-backed Gull ↳ American Herring Gull & smith look-alikes ↳ Nearctic gulls ↳ White-winged Species ↳ Mediterranean Gull ↳ Black-headed Gull ↳ Common Gull ↳ Other taxa & hybrids; Local Patches. Caspian Gull Another recent "split" that was considered a sub-species of Herring Gull. Caspian or Hybrid Herring / Caspian. The light was quite good and I managed to take a few distant photos of the bird perched and in flight. Had my first local birding sojourn in a while finding two Caspian Terns at Barton Cove, an adult and a begging juvenile. This Caspian Gull was a good find on Gorleston beach on September 1st. I'm confident it is not a Caspian Gull. cachinnans, or more broadly as a subspecies of the Herring Gull L. probable Herring Gull x Caspian Gull hybrid, Millennium Green, North Hykeham (Lincolnshire, UK), 22nd September 2015 - copyright Dean Nicholson (photo ID: 2652) Dean thought this bird was going to be a first-winter cachinnans (Caspian Gull) when he first saw it but after a longer view he started to have doubts and suspect mixed genes. a Caspian Gull ringed in Poland a Caspian/Herring Gull hybrid ringed in Germany New year hangovers Edit. Dalmatian Pelicans. Best wishes Dawn Balmer. Caspian Gull hybrid Grafham Water July 2019 Show more 9 photos · 1 video · 4 views. Similarly, Yellow-legged Gulls of. Little Gull, Hydrocoloeus minutus. Similarly, Yellow-legged Gulls of. I thought I'd include the Pheasant photo just to show that I can (sometimes) get reasonable photos of birds when they are not about 400 yards away. The participation of some Yellowlegged and Lesser Black-backed Gulls is also possible. Hybrid males do not survive for a shorter time than nonhybrid ones (0. Checklists submitted within the last hour are not shown. Only the 1 local birder comment on the gull KM who says impossible to id from photos but believes legs and bill are too short. August 31st, 2017. My main point of concern was the inner primaries in the photo below. I would say that this bird is a michahellis, or very possibly a hybrid. This post was edited on 23. Mediterranean Gull, Larus melanocephalus. Except for four Yellow-legged Gulls I also saw a Herring x Caspian Gull hybrid. The Mongolian gull (L. In the north of its range it forms a hybrid zone with its close relative the glaucous-winged gull (Larus glaucescens). The head and bill shape are perfect for a Yellow-legged Gull and they can have flesh-coloured legs, especially in immature plumages. Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus. I did not come across anything of note, which seems to be the trend for me lately. On the persuit of this "elusive" species, I decided to take a better look on the putative 2cy caspian seen by Pedro Ramalho last January in Peniche , only one video record of this individual has been taken, and although seen by some gull experts, their opinions were divergent regarding this gull ID. ID challenge for every W European birder – first-winter Caspian Gull. A large bird, longer-winged and more upright in stance. Rain first thing eased off by mid-morning but was then replaced almost immediately by thick fog which more or less lingered through the rest of the day although the north end of the island completely cleared for a while the south end remained shrouded; the birds were made up of more quality than quantity with the Shorelark again by Bewan and a smart male Grey-headed Wagtail along the track to. With these habits, there exists tremendous potential for rare vagrants to show up anywhere (e. Bird #2: A typical hybrid oystercatcher, albeit a whiter one than Bird #1. At the time I thought this adult bird was a Thayer's Gull because the bird overall and the bill were very much smaller than the American Herring Gull behind it. , Nowicki P. I wandered from the straight and narrow long enough to scan for and pinpoint the bird and grab some pictures. (A James) Possible 1w Caspian Gull or hybrid reported. Presumed Caspian Gull. I had this down as a cachinanns x argentatus hybrid for a long time but believe now it could well be within variation of Caspian gull. Except for four Yellow-legged Gulls I also saw a Herring x Caspian Gull hybrid. NATURE Jim McCormac Ohio has plenty of wild “micro-lobsters”, although they’re largely out of sight and mind. Record shot through the scope of the Caspian Gull as the light was fading Normally hating gulls and having difficulty with Caspian Gulls in particular, it was a very educational bird and proved to be the only one of the night – a great start to get my eye in for finding and successfully identifying my own Caspian Gulls in the future. That's now the third Caspian in eight days that we've had - a real purple patch! It's interesting though that Yellow-legged Gulls have dropped right off - I've not seen one for a while now. At this website (with the exception of Iceland/Thayer's) I make no attempt to put forward my view of it-- I'm just trying to go with the flow and present the birds in an orderly manner. This hybrid is reasonably frequent although not always easy to detect. Pallas's Gull, Larus ichthyaetus. The Glaucous-winged Gull hybridizes extensively with the Western Gull, with the hybrids being the most common form in Washington. This Caspian Gull was a good find on Gorleston beach on September 1st. Welcome to the RBA photo gallery : To search the gallery to view photos use the filters below to show the photos of your choice. British Birds is a monthly journal for all keen birdwatchers.