lørdag 12. juni 2010

Yellow-legged gull Mandal 3.5 2010

Well, Thomas Bentsen had a good month! Just a few weeks after the splendid 3cy caspian gull, he found a 2cy yellow-legged gull in Årøy, Mandal. Both caspian and yellow-legged gulls are major rarities in Norway, so to find both species in a month up here requires hard work, dedication and luck! And it's always well deserved. From my calculations, you have to check at least 100.000 gulls up here to find one of these much sought after species...(In Fredrikstad, Østfold, that is - it might be a bit different in Mandal, Vest Agder).

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