Thursday, 3 February 2011

'American Herring Gulls' on the Azores 2003-2010
















Some more discussions and photos of birds from 2010: http://peteralfrey.blogspot.com/2010/02/bird-forum-gull-photos.html


2 comments:

David said...

Nice gallery peter! i won't exclude the possibility of european herring gull (argentatus) in azores in some cases or even some of the so-calles islandic hybrids (argentatus-smith)..can't really clinch the bird on plate 6 and 9 from top but am not a pro of AMHG. We had an adult recently at TCR and these one is also very tricky to tell unless you have a good shot of wing and primary pattern..

Peter Alfrey said...

Cheers Monti!
Indeed- the iceland birds could be very problematic.

Check out the new link I just placed on the bottom of the gallery for discussion about adult birds.