Herring Gulls at Terschelling – November 2017

Images of Herring Gulls seen 24 and 25 November 2017 at the isle of Terschelling. Many Scandinavian Herring Gulls were present, outnumbering the local European Herring Gulls.

Most ringed Herring Gulls were from Norway and Germany.

Three gulls from Russia were also present. These are normally hard to beat as the highlight of the day, but an even rarer sighting of a Polish ring was definately at the very top of the list.

Another highlight was seeing one of our project gulls from the IJmuiden Forteiland colony.

Poland

Red P955

Fourth-calendar year, ringed in May 2017 in north-western Poland, near the German border.

It is very rare to see Polish Herring Gulls, for me it is my first one.

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Russia

White KH70

Adult Scandinavian Herring Gull, ringing details pending.

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A view of the underside of P10 in the right wing shows a Thayeri-pattern:

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Black KX0L

Adult Scandinavian Herring Gull, ringing details pending.

A geolocator is fitted on the right leg.

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Norway

Black J6729

Fifth-calendar year Herring Gull, ringed as a pullus in 2013 in Vest-Agder. I’ve seen it each year at my local gull patch in Katwijk aan Zee later in the winter, it is probably on its way there…

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For more images, see Gull Research.org.

Black JAE06

Fourth-calendar year Scandinavian Herring Gull, ringed as a pullus in 2014 in Vest-Agder.

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Black JJC70

First-calendar year Herring Gull, ringed as a pullus in 2017 near Oslo.

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Netherlands

Green YBNB

Adult European Herring Gull (older than 7 calendar years) from our project in the IJmuiden Forteiland gull colony. It regularly spends the winter at Terschelling.

It was great seeing it there in its non-breeding plumage.

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YBNB with partner in the colony, April 2017:

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Green 14

Second-calendar year European Herring Gull, ringed as a pullus in July 2016, at Rotterdam Europoort.

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Germany

Green XTCW

Adult Herring Gull, ringing details pending.

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Green XZDV

Adult Herring Gull, ringing details pending.

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Yellow HAK47

Second-calendar year Herring Gull, ringing details pending.

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Yellow HEK80

Second-calendar year Herring Gull, ringing details pending.

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Yellow HV837

Adult Herring Gull, ringing details pending.

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Yellow HXHEL

First-calendar year Herring Gull, ringing details pending.

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United Kingdom

Orange ZY6T

Adult European Herring Gull, ringing details pending.

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Dark first-years

A few very dark first-year Herring Gulls were present, probably Scandinavian Herring Gulls.

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Leucistic

Adult leucistic Herring Gull.

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