A web site dedicated to gulls in North East Scotland and beyond
Friday 31 December 2010
Gulls on the Black Sea coast
Left the freezing fog of Bucharest and arrived at Mamaia to be greeted by large gull flocks on the beaches. Great. This was the most interesting gull of the day, but unfortinately it was only seen briefly in flight.
It appears from the plain and dark inner primaries to be a 'Lesser Black-backed Gull' subspecies! But appearances can be deceptive - many cachinnans have rather dark primaries and when the feathers are not spread at all, as here, any pale on the inner webs is not visible.
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...