Łubna in January

The pictures on these pages were taken by Mars Muusse and me at the Łubna rubbish dump between 12 and 17-01-04. The most numerous gull at Łubna at this time of year was Herring Gull (L argentatus), followed by Caspian (L cachinnans) and, in much smaller numbers, Greater Black-backed (L marinus) and Common Gull (including several L c heinei). Yellow-legged Gulls (L michahellis) were scarce with just a few birds. A single Glaucous Gull (L hyperboreus) was seen nearly every day as well.

Herring Gull - Larus argentatus Herring Gull

Pictures of 2cy, 3cy, 4cy and (near-)adult Larus argentatus.

Caspian Gull - Larus cachinnans

Caspian Gull

Pictures of 2cy, 3cy, 4cy and (near-)adult Larus cachinnans.

Yellow-legged Gull - Larus michahellis

Yellow-legged Gull

Pictures of a 2cy and some adult Larus michahellis.

Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus Glaucous Gull

Pictures of an adult Larus hyperboreus.

Common Gull - Larus canus Common Gull

Some Larus canus, including a very probable L c heinei.

Mixed groups Mixed groups

Several shots of flocks and pictures comparing 2cy argentatus and cachinnans.

Mystery gulls Unidentified gulls

A hybrid argentatus x cachinnans, plus two very tricky birds.