Gulls arrived with the North winds...

October 2009 was not a good gulling month on harbour, possibly a result of ferry "traffic" and absence of good winds. But today I got a typical "winter" gulling day with most wintering species in place. Eight Medirterranean Gulls and 19 Black-headed were seen (first personal observation of both species in harbour this year), also a first-winter Audouni's Gull present:

One heuglini present with 4 adults or sub-adults Baltic Gulls, one of them with noticeable difference in size with the Heuglin's appears here:
Next bird, most possibly a L.f. intermedius in heavy (strange?) moult:
A first-winter unidentified Gull (heuglini?):
No Caspians or Armenians noted, but several immatures of fuscus complex present. Anyway, that was a good winter start!

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