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Bird pictures: Gulls in Amsterdam

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What's new? 18-06-11: Yellow C51N, the third ringed Baltic Gull for Amsterdam. Also see my gull pictures on

New site: for those of you interested in Heuglin's Gull, please visit Identification of 2cy Heuglin's Gull in W Europe. This web site, compiled by Chris Gibbins, Hannu Koskinen, Bert-Jan Luijendijk, Mars Muusse, Theo Muusse, Visa Rauste and myself shows examples of ringed graellsii and intermedius Lesser Black-backed Gulls and fuscus Baltic Gull and compares these to heuglini from Russia and presumed heuglini from Finland.

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Gulls in Amsterdam Gulls in Amsterdam

Pictures of Herring Gulls, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, putative Heuglin's Gulls, Yellow-legged Gulls, Caspian Gulls, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Glaucous Gulls, Iceland Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, and Mediterranean Gulls in Amsterdam.

Other gulls Gulls elsewhere in The Netherlands

Pictures of an ad Ring-billed Gull, probable 3cy fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a leucistic Greater Black-backed Gull and an ad Glaucous Gull.

Gulls in Poland NEW! Gulls in Poland

Pictures taken in January and May on the rubbish dump of Łubna in central Poland. Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, Caspian Gull, Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Gull and Mediterranean Gull.

The May section has been updated with many pictures from 2007!

Geelpootmeeuwen in NO Spanje/Z Frankrijk Yellow-legged Gulls in NE Spain/S France

Pictures made in November around Roses (NE Spain), Montpellier and Marseille (S France). These not only show variation in the extend of post-juvenile moult in 1cy birds, but also individual variation in 2cy, 3cy and (near-)adult Yellow-legged Gull.

Peregrines in Amsterdam Peregrines in Amsterdam

The power stations at the Hemweg (Amsterdam) and at the Vijfhoek (Diemen) in winter both are the home of a pair of Peregrines. In 2003 for the first time birds have successfully bred in Amsterdam. With a link to the Hemweg webcam.

Other birds in and around Amsterdam

Rare and remarkable birds in and around Amsterdam: Green Heron, Night Herons, Baikal Teal, Icelandic Black-tailed Godwits, Waxwings, partially leucistic Blackbird, aberrant Chiffchaff, possible hybrid Willow Warbler x Chiffchaff and Iberian Chiffchaff.

Trip reports to Poland and Tunisia Trip reports

Illustrated reports of trips to Poland, Tunisia and Cyprus.