A web site dedicated to gulls in North East Scotland and beyond
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Herring Gulls, Peterhead (6 December)
I spent the whole weekend at Peterhead. There were no white-winged gulls but plenty of 'argies' to look at and photograph. These images are not great (very grainy), as the light was very poor and I was shooting on ISO approx 1600-2000.
L.a.argentatus (with nice cachinnans typepattern on P10)
L.a.argentatus; the angle makes the outer-primaries appear more extensively white than in life
Several of the adult argies have yet to complete their wing moult.
L.a.argentatus; a very dark one.
L.a.argentatus. Unusually dark nape and breast sides.
1 cy Herring Gull
Herring Gull. Presumably from the far north (i.e. no scapular moult yet).
I live close to the village of Newburgh in North-east Scotland. My local birding patch is the Ythan estuary and, especially in the winter months, Peterhead. Nowadays most of my birding time is spent gull watching.
This web site is really just a way to make my pictures useful in some way, rather than having them sitting unused on my computer. I hope you find them interesting, useful and stimulating. Most pictures are gulls, but there are some other birds dotted around - please browse through the older posts...