Caspian Gulls – 20160930

This weekend started with sightings of some beautiful Caspian Gulls and ended with reading my first colour-ringed Caspian Gull from Slovakia. A weekend well spent!

Beautiful first-calendar year Caspian Gull, 30 September 2016, Westkapelle, the Netherlands:

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First-calendar year Caspian Gull with German colour-ring, 30 September 2016, Westkapelle, the Netherlands:

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With European Oystercatchers:

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A nice third-calendar year Caspian Gull, 30 September 2016, Westkapelle, the Netherlands:

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A very vocal first-calendar Caspian Gull at Brouwersdam, 30 September 2016, Westkapelle, the Netherlands:

My first colour-ringed Caspian Gull (a second-calendar year) from Slovakia at Katwijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, 2 October 2016:

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