by Martin and Steve Arlow
all photos by Steve Arlow, Essex, 5th August 2012
Few shots of interesting and challenging seasonal gulls from SE England. Some head shots to start with. What do you make of these?
So there you go. 3 Mystery adult gull heads. What do you think? Bit mean as we would always advocate identifying a bird on all available characters not just one area- but have a go!
Adult Caspian Gull
1st summer tricky gull
Maybe a mixture? This Green rung bird shows much in favour of it being a Caspian but also something’s not quite right with it and having a Herring flavour. It was rung in Germany in a mixed colony but the details are insufficient to ID as it as nest was ‘Herring Gull (group) (Larus argententatus./cachinnans./michahellis.)