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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Gulls Start to get Sexy!

It is amazing what a little bit of warmth and sunshine can do. It inspired one pair of Lesser Black-backed Gulls to make a half-hearted copulation attempt on Chouet landfill Beach this morning.

LBBGs getting in the mood for breeding - Chouet landfill Beach 18 March 2010 - PKV

An excellent session at the Chouet landfill this morning gave very good views of a 1st winter Glaucous Gull and a stunning adult Yellow-legged Gull.

1st W Glaucous Gull Chouet landfill 18 March 2010 - PKV

Yellow-legged Gull (adult) Chouet Landfill 18 March 2010 - PKV

Another highlight was the sighting of Lesser Black-backed Gull Orange WB4T. - a bird from Essex, England ringed by the North Thames Gull Group (Paul Roper).

LBBG Orange WB4T. Chouet landfill 18 March 2010 - PKV

Also back today were Lesser Black-backed Gulls White 7.T2 and 2.T2 - both ringed in June 2009 at Chouet Landfill. The former was seen on 17 and 18 August 2009 at  Doniños beach, Ferrol, (A Coruña), NW Spain (Paco Veiga) and the latter on 4th October 2009 at Fonte da Telha Beach, Setubal, Portugal (Rob Voesten & Stef Waasdorp).

LBBG White 2.T2 Chouet landfill Beach 18 March 2010 - PKV

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