This post shows a selection of adult cachinnans from the trip; in my opinion these and the various immature birds posted below are all identifiable as cachinnans (though I stress that it is only an opinion). In another post I will add and discuss some of the more difficult and controversial birds we saw. My great thanks to Hannu and Visa for making the trip so enjoyable.
Monday, 12 October 2009
Caspian Gulls, Lithuania, 4-12 Sept 2009: adult birds
I visited Lithuania and Latvia in September 2009. I flew to Riga (Latvia) then drove across the border and into Lithuania, where I met up with Hannu Koskinen and Visa Rauste, fellow gull-enthusiasts from Finland. We spent most of our time in small harbours and piers along the Curonian Spit, a narrow strip of land that sits off the coast at Klaipeda. We also visited Klaipeda landfill site.