Visits to the gull colony of IJmuiden May – July 2019

Images of visits to the gull 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.

Click the image for a larger view.

May

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Male Herring Gull YBKL was again successful in raising young.

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Female Herring Gull YCNX in pristine plumage.

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Fourth-calendar year Herring Gull YCDZ.

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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.

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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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See more images in the post Lesser Black-backed Gull Green YBDL with young YCMR and YCMS – 2017.

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Compilation image of third-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull YCLB.

June

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Male Herring Gull YCAS showing its flying skills.

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Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull with chicks of a few days old.

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A Lesser Black-backed Gull chick of a few days old.

July

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Lesser Black-backed Gull chicks of a few weeks old.

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