keskiviikko 18. kesäkuuta 2014

2cy & 3cy Herring Gulls in Flight

Here's a sample of mostly 2cy but also 3cy Herring Gulls in flight. All photographed in Köyliö landill, SW Finland 17th June 2014. I've numbered the different 2cy individuals such that there's a number above  the series considering one and same individual.

32 2cy argentatus:

1


3

4

5

6

7

8
Weird unpatterned and dark underwing coverts like in some GBBG.

9

10

11

12

13 

14

15

16
Maybe some Caspian influence in this one with elegant structure and some pale grey lower scapulars. 

17

18

19

20

21

 22

23

24
 

25

26

27

28

28

 29

30

31

32

2cy Baltic Gull
Complete set of 2nd gen primaries confirm the subspecies, heuglini shouldn't be this advanced yet.
This was the only 2cy with new, fully grown tertials (all of them!). Unfortunately I wasn't able to get flight shots.
Weird looking 2cy argentatus, no flight shots of this one either.
A set of seven 3cy birds, different individuals marked similarly but with alphabets.

A

B

C

D


Small mirror in P10


F

G

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