Articles

Many of my blog posts are trip reports or contain mainly photos. Every once in a while I also write in-depth articles about specific topics. To make these articles easier to find, I will list them here separately.

Characteristics

Identifying nearly-fledged Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls in the field

Suspended primary moult in adult European Herring Gulls Larus argentatus argenteus of the Dutch colony of IJmuiden Forteiland

Deciphering the black mark on P9 of Black-headed Gulls

Bill and eye characteristics in European Herring Gulls

Primary pattern variation in individual European Herring Gull

Ring-billed Gulls vs Common Gulls: comparison from a Dutch perspective

Adult American Herring Gulls, seen from a Dutch perspective

Tertial spots in sub-adult and adult gulls

Status update on the presence of pseudo-mirrors and non-isolated mirrors in IJmuiden-ringed adult European Herring Gulls

Behavior

Forward posture
Mew-call

Choking
Kleptoparasitic behavior in Black-headed Gulls towards Sanderlings

Aging

Are bare patches in Herring Gulls a sign of old age?

Breeding

Mixed breeding pair Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull in IJmuiden 2017

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