page 3a Seabirds
Of Lampreys, Cormorants  and Great Black-backed Gulls
  
 
In spring when the cormorants have returned to breed in
the Dutch Delta, young River Lampreys
Lampetra fluviatilis
migrate to sea where they will stay one or two years before
returning to the river to spawn. During the exodus, cormorants
feast on lampreys and so do Great Black-backed Gulls, with a
little help of the cormorants that is!

1.Great Black-backed Gull stealing River Lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis from Cormorant P.c.sinensis 12032008 Haringvlietsluizen,The Netherlands.jpg

1.Great Black-backed Gull stealing River Lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis from Cormorant P.c.sinensis

12032008 Haringvlietsluizen, The Netherlands


2.Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus stealing Lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis from Cormorants 12032008 1 Haringvlietsluizen,The Netherlands.jpg

2.Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus stealing Lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis from Cormorants

12032008 1 Haringvlietsluizen, The Netherlands


3.Great Black-backed Gulls stealing River Lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis from Cormorants 12032008 Haringvlietsluizen, The Netherlands.jpg

3.Great Black-backed Gulls stealing River Lamprey Lampetra fluviatilis from Cormorants

 12032008 Haringvlietsluizen, The Netherlands


3acormorants-a/Cormorant P.c.sinensis 20032008 1 Stellendam,The Netherlands.jpg

4.Cormorant P.c.sinensis 20032008 1 Stellendam, The Netherlands


3acormorants-a/Cormorant P.c.sinensis 20032008 2 Stellendam,The Netherlands.jpg

5.Cormorant P.c.sinensis 20032008 2 Stellendam, The Netherlands


3acormorants-a/Cormorant P.c.sinensis 20032008 3 Stellendam,The Netherlands.jpg

6.Cormorant P.c.sinensis 20032008 3 Stellendam, The Netherlands



Cormorant P.c.sinensis 20032008 4 Stellendam,The Netherlands.jpg

7.Cormorant P.c.sinensis 20032008 4 Stellendam, The Netherlands


3acormorants-a/Cormorant P.c.sinensis 20032008 5 Stellendam,The Netherlands.jpg

8.Cormorant P.c.sinensis 20032008 5 Stellendam, The Netherlands


3acormorants-a/Cormorant P.c.sinensis 20032008 6 Stellendam,The Netherlands.jpg

9.Cormorant P.c.sinensis 20032008 6 Stellendam, The Netherlands


3acormorants-a/Cormorant P.c.sinensis & friends 7 2032008 Stellendam, Netherlands.jpg

10.Cormorant P.c.sinensis & friends 7 2032008 Stellendam, The Netherlands


 Foundation Voorne Bird Observatory - The Netherlands // Photography: Norman Deans van Swelm -- (Scroll down - page loads from TOP to TOE) 

1-fulmar-------------------------------------------

1a-masked booby colony on island------------

2-arctic  guillemot-------------------------------

3-cormorants-------------------------------------

3a-cormorants------------------------------------ 

4-wedge-tailed shearwater seabird-----------

5-blue footed booby-----------------------------

                                           30 jul 2014

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