1st October in Irakleio harbour

More gulls today in the harbour, few hundreds arrived to the normal dock. Windy and partly cloudy weather, north winds. Some more members of the FUSCUS complex arrived. The first adult Caspian Gull for this season also. Some pictures:

Pictures of YLGs of the eastern Mediterranean populations are uncommon and some people asked me to take as many as possible.

sub-adult YLG


two individuals looking as "classics" 1st winter YLG

2 YLGs

this one with light colour, is it a Caspian?

Above 3 pictures of a sub-adult individual. Probably heuglini or graeslli/intermedius.
Any suggestion is welcome.

No idea! but suggested as Caspian by an expert.

A YLG with deformed bill.

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