A web site dedicated to gulls in North East Scotland and beyond
Sunday, 2 January 2011
Primary pattern of adult 'eastern' michahellis
This post shows a selection of birds to illustrate the nature and extent of variation in the primary pattern of Yellow-legged Gulls on the Black Sea coast of Romania. All pics were taken today (2 Jan 2011) at Mamaia.
Birds with black extending as far as P4 are not necessarily those with lots of black at the tip of P10
Fully white tip to P10 seems more frequent here than in the western Med.
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...