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In winters with prolonged northwesterly storms not only Glaucous and Iceland Gulls (see navigationpage>red button<) arrive in the North Sea. This is also the time that pale Herring Gull-like gulls may arrive. These gulls have striking pale plumages which betray an arctic origin. The late Peter Grant in his book 'GULLS, a Guide to Identification', published by T & D Poyser, considered these gulls to be extreme 'pale' examples of first-winter Herring Gull L.a.argentatus. However Grant also noted that these birds could be hybrid Herring Gull L.argentatus x Glaucous Gull L.hyperboreus. Grant wrote: 'It is suggested that such individuals may develop into adults with reduced black on wing-tips'.


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Arctic Gull Larus spec. 25102010 Rotterdam,

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Arctic Gull Larus spec. 25102010 Rotterdam,

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Arctic Gull Larus spec. 25102010 Rotterdam
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Arctic Gull Larus spec. 25102010 Rotterdam
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Arctic Gull Larus spec. 25102010 Rotterdam,

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Arctic Gull 1CY 04121999 Scheveningen,

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Arctic Gull 1CY 07122007 Brouwersdam,

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Arctic Gull ad Port of Rotterdam,

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Arctic Gull Port of Rotterdam,

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Arctic Gull 2CY 24022009 Rotterdam,
 
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Arctic Gull Larus spec. 29012010 6697 Scheveningen,

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Arctic Gull Larus spec. 29012010 6691 Scheveningen,

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Arctic Gull Larus spec. 29012010 6701 Scheveningen,

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