IJmuiden – 20130922

A visit to the port of IJmuiden and the nearby beaches on Sunday September 22 resulted in some nice observations of local gulls as well as some interesting visitors.

Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the beach of IJmuiden. 22 September 2013.

Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the beach of IJmuiden. 22 September 2013.

Herring Gulls

Green Y.BDS

Second-calendar year, ringed as a pullus in 2012 in the local gull colony of IJmuiden.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

With 1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull in the foreground. Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

With 1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull in the foreground. Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Green Y.ALB

Fifth-calendar year, ringed as a pullus in 2009 in the local gull colony of IJmuiden.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

See more images of this individual in different ages here

Green Y.BAN

Adult, ringed in the local gull colony of IJmuiden.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Orange MG9T.

Sixth-calendar year, ringed in January 2009 as a 2nd-calendar year at the Pitsea landfill site in Essex, Great-Brtain. Active moult can be seen in the wings and tail.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Lesser Black-backed Gulls

Green Y.AHJ

Green Y.ALHJ was one of a few individuals that we initially observed resting on the beach and later on saw resting in the harbour.

Green Y.AHJ, trying to get some sleep on the beach. IJmuiden beach, 22 September 2013.

Green Y.AHJ, trying to get some sleep on the beach. IJmuiden beach, 22 September 2013.

Green Y.AHJ an hour later in the port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Green Y.AHJ an hour later in the port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Great Black-backed Gulls

I was happy to see that the number of Great Black-backed Gulls are starting to increase again now that the winter is approaching; they are among my favorite species of gulls and their size never ceases to impress me.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Yellow-legged Gulls

Last but certainly not least were two beautiful 1st-calendar year Yellow-legged Gulls.

Bird #1

Wijk aan Zee beach, 22 September 2013.

Wijk aan Zee beach, 22 September 2013.

Wijk aan Zee beach, 22 September 2013.

Wijk aan Zee beach, 22 September 2013.

Bird #2

Individual with limited scapular moult. Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

Individual with limited scapular moult. Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

With 2nd-calendar year Herring Gull Green Y.BDS in the background. Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

With 2nd-calendar year Herring Gull Green Y.BDS in the background. Port of IJmuiden, 22 September 2013.

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