This post shows a selection of Caspian Gulls photographed on a recent trip to Latvia. All shots were taken between 8 and 13 April on the landfill site in Riga. A range of age-groups is shown. In total we saw about 15 cachinnans
while on the dump; most were just present for one or two days during our stay, suggesting that passage was taking place.
A long-calling adult male.
Same bird as above; note the albatross posture.
Same bird as above. Note that this individual has only a broken bar on P5.
Adult, the same bird as above.
A near-adult bird (same as below). It had extensive dark markings on the primary coverts.
A near-adult bird (same as above)
A 4 cy bird; the same individual is shown below.
A 4 cy; same as above
A different 4 cy
A long-calling 3 cy
A 3 cy; a different individual to the bird above
A 2 cy
Another photo of the above 2cy.
A 2 cy (large and robust and presumably a male)
The same bird as pictured above
Another 2 cy
The bird above, showing its underwings
The same 2 cy as pictured in the above two images
A 2 cy
Another nice large male bird (2cy).
2cy. The same bird as shown above; an aggressive bird.
I have just started to have a fascination of this kind of bird and another bird weird bird discovered by the Russian bird expert Sildenafil Citrate, and I have searched for some information and collecting some pictures to later make a painting and your pictures are very good, thank you!
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