It was a terrific gull day, with peak fuscus migration. We had something like 3000 gulls, about 80% of them were fuscus. The light was excellent so we had good photographic opportunities.
It was a very educational day for me. Even after watching gulls for so many days at Ashdod, I learned so much from Klaus today. Eventually we agreed on most gulls, which was a good sign for me...
Most barabensis have left already by now, but we had a few birds, including this beautiful couple. Look at this amazing yellow tongue!
This image shows the wing pattern quite nicely, especially the black tongues all the way to P4, with strong black 'streaks' penetrating the grey.
It was another big day for rings (Ehud has the figures, possibly 50 or so), including this Swedish ring.
There were other birds too. We had two late Greater Spotted Eagles. This bird confused us a bit because of its long gape, but it is identified by the unbarred remiges and characteristic pale comma on outer primaries.
The rubbish dump was very attractive today. It was very impressive to see all of those fuscus.