Visit to the gull colony of IJmuiden – 20190315

Images taken during a brief visit to the gull colony of IJmuiden Forteiland, the Netherlands, on March 15, 2019.

The Lesser Black-backed Gulls are already outnumbering the Herring Gulls, but many still have to return.

Green YBAM and Green YCPL

(Presumed) Hybrid Lesser Black-backed Gull x Yellow Legged Gull Green YBAM was back in its territory together with its female partner Lesser Black-backed Gull Green YCPL.

YCBC

Herring Gull YCBC was also present, but there was no sign yet of its Lesser Black-backed partner.

Red RWN

It was great to see Lesser Black-backed Gull Red RWN back in the colony again.

The last time I saw her was in January at the landfill of El Jadida in Morocco:

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