Herring Gull Green YBAJ at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport – 20160722

Herring Gull Green YBAJ from our IJmuiden Forteiland project regularly visits the picknick area just outside the terminal at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, based on sightings from recent years.

It’s not a typical place for ring readers to visit though so I recently decided to regularly go and check out YBAJ for myself, especially because Schiphol Airport is a transfer point for me while commuting by train between home and work.

And tonight I was lucky enough to see him (although very briefly because he was soon chased away by another (local?) gull).

I did manage to take some nice photos and a video though:

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YBAJ in the gull colony

I have observed YBAJ regulary in the breeding colony of IJmuiden Forteiland this year, and it was quite a contrast seeing him at a busy international airport compared to the more natural environment of the colony.

The following images are from May 2016:

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