Pacific Gull

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sandra's picture
Pacific Gull

I now have a copy of Field Guide to Tasmanian Birds by Dave Watts.

I think I misled Tark when I advised him about his Gulls submitted in a previous post. I now believe that they were the Kelp Gull.

Took these photos at Middleton, south of Hobart. Why is the one in the middle tagged?

smeedingo2's picture

HI Sandra
Nice ID (LOL Tark)Top shots such a big gull and that beak.


Gidday Sandra, good onya they are very nice pics, I have never seen them , thanks for sharing.
The tags, I would only be guessing but that bird may have been tagged as a young one in the nest for tracking purposes.
I have caught fish with tags in them and you ring the number on the tag and give them the date,location,weight and measurement of the fish when you catch it.
I would think that these leg rings would work in a similiar way in the event that the bird is found dead or recaptured.
Don't hold me to that, although I don't think I am to far off the mark.
It will be interesting to see the others opinions on this topic.

Birdgirl2009's picture

Very nice photos. He is probably part of a scientific study on breeding or migration

sandra's picture

Thanks Dingo, Tassie, and Birdgirl for your comments and info.
The last gull was chasing a Siver Gull away. I was surprised to see it back on the post when I put my camera down.

Regards, Sandra

tarkineus's picture

Not a bad effort for a Canon I guess. *grin* ;)

Regards, "Tark" - Olympus 4/3rds colour

Raoul's picture

Hi Sandra, great shots!the middle one is a beauty! and wow what a beak..

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