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 type pattern 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).

1 cy Herring Gull.

1 cy Herring Gull.

1 cy Herring Gull.

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