Monday, 14 April 2014

I visited the landfill site near Łęczna (Stara Wieś). There were some ringed gulls:
2cy Caspian Gull (Wytyckie Lakie colony) with a head of  the Brown Bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus):
Part of the flock of 48 LBBG's

CG 3cy (from the Wytyckie Lake)
Croatian BHG (Siemień pounds)
Finnish LBBG:
Next bird from Finland
4cy Caspian Gull

Caspian Gull, 2cy
Caspian Gull, ad
Black-headed Gull ringed in UK (North Thames Gull Group) 

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Yesterday I got recovery from Romania. Herring Gull ringing by me (01/05/2012) in Lublin province on the Vistula river (breeding colony) was found on 08/02/2014 in Bucharest, Romania. So, bird wintering in area of the Black Sea, which is very unusual for this species. 
Vistula River, summer 2013

 Romania, Bucharest, 08.02.2014
 Maybe the bird is a hybrid (F2 or backross cach x arg) but some influence other species is barely detectable - if it all.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Here are few interesting birds ringing in Kąty Rybackie (Baltic coast, 10.10.2013):
YLG 1cy (Larus michahellis)
LBBG (L.fuscus) 1cy
Caspian Gull 1cy

Monday, 2 December 2013

27th November I visited the landfill site near Łęczna (Stara Wieś). There were some 400 Caspian Gulls, 9 Herring Gulls and 13 birds not identified. I've got only few recoveries CG from Wytyckie Lake.
I also sketched there 2cy Caspian Gull (finally finished at home).

Herring Gull 1cy (note pale fringes on primaries).
Caspian Gulls: left 1cy, right 3cy.

Herring Gull 2cy

Caspian Gull 1cy
 Caspian Gull 2cy
Caspian Gull subad.

Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1cy                                                                                                                  
Herring Gull 1cy
Caspian Gulls ad. (left probably female, right male)
 Left CG 1cy, right LBBG 1cy.
Caspian Gull ad. male from Wytyckie Lake.
Caspian Gull ad.
2nd calendar year Caspian Gull

View of gulls sitting on the roof here.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

During last few days I had few records of Black-headed Gulls and Caspian Gulls  observed in Siemień (fish ponds).
Lithuanian Caspian Gull (01.11.13)

 Adult CG
 Caspian Gull 1cy (1st November)
 Italian BHG (Siemień 01.11.13)
Three different Black-headed Gulls from Croatia

 Croatian Caspian Gull, Siemień fish ponds, 01.11.13
 Young CG photographed in September
 Some Caspians from my sketchbook (01.11.13)
CG 1cy (1st winter) - not completed because the bird flew away :)
Adult Caspian Gull (winter)