Images of visits to the IJmuiden Forteiland colony during the months of May – July 2019, as part of our research project.
Shown are European Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
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Male Herring Gull YBKL was again successful in raising young.
Female Herring Gull YCNX in pristine plumage.
Fourth-calendar year Herring Gull YCDZ.
Male Lesser Black-backed Gull YBXS unfortunately didn’t make it till the end of the season and was found dead in July on a nearby beach.
Fourth-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull YCMR made a nice return, as did its sibling YCMS. We saw both of them grow up from a small chick to a large juvenile in 2017.
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Compilation image of third-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull YCLB.
Male Herring Gull YCAS showing its flying skills.
Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull with chicks of a few days old.
A Lesser Black-backed Gull chick of a few days old.
Lesser Black-backed Gull chicks of a few weeks old.