Wednesday 1 May 2013

A Few Gulls From Finland

A few years ago now, I visited Finland and spent a week photographing and watching European Brown Bears. The food put out to attract the bears also pulled in plenty of gulls. To be honest I didn't take that much notice of the gulls at the time, as the main event was slightly more impressive. However, since becoming hooked on gulls I thought it might be worth going back and taking another look at the  photographs. Most of them were of Baltic Gulls Larus fuscus fuscus, but amongst them were a number of Herring Gulls including the 'yellow-legged' Scandinavian Herring Gull from the previous post and a putative Heuglin's Gull Larus Heuglini.

I have added some of the photos below for interest, as a Baltic Gull might just turn up on one of our local patches. It would probably need to be colour-ringed to get it accepted though.

Baltic Gull, Larus fuscus fuscus
Baltic Gull Larus fuscus fuscus
Probable Heuglin's Gull
Scandinavian Herring Gulls

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