(12 PICTS: 01-12 out of 66)

1A Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus

Black-headed Gulls are very common in the Dutch delta in all months of the year.

The large colonies are a key element in the coastal ecosystem. Sandwich Terns f.i. 

will only breed when there is a Black-headed Gull colony around and if so they will

settle in dense clusters amidst the gulls leaving the defence to the poor gulls which

will suffer great losses to marauding Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gulls.

Mediterranean Gulls, Barnacle Geese, Red-breasted Mergansers, Tufted Ducks and

Gadwalls very much depend on the protection of the Black-headeds and even Avocets

and Common Terns who can perfectly fend for themselves like the Black-headeds to

serve on the front line.


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01 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 22042007 Philipsdam,The Netherlands

01 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 22042007 Philipsdam,The Netherlands


02 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 04052007 3 Stellendam

02 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 04052007 3 Stellendam


03 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 04052007 Stellendam

03 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 04052007 Stellendam


04 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 04052007 2 Stellendam

04 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 04052007 2 Stellendam


05 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 04052007 1 Stellendam

05 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 04052007 1 Stellendam


06 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus adult 04052005 Rotterdam

06 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus adult 04052005 Rotterdam


07 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus adult head 04052005 Rotterdam

07 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus adult head 04052005 Rotterdam


08 dense clusters of Sandwich Terns in Black-headed Gull colony 30042007 Schouwen,The Netherlands

08 dense clusters of Sandwich Terns in Black-headed Gull colony 30042007 Schouwen,The Netherlands


09 Sandwich Terns in 'panic' flight in Black-headed Gull colony 30042007  Schouwen,The Netherlands

09 Sandwich Terns in 'panic' flight in Black-headed Gull colony 30042007 Schouwen,The Netherlands


10 'panicking' Sandwich Terns above Black-headed Gull colony 12052006 Haringvliet,The Netherlands

10 'panicking' Sandwich Terns above Black-headed Gull colony 12052006 Haringvliet,The Netherlands


11 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 04052007 Stellendam.The Netherlands

11 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 04052007 Stellendam.The Netherlands


12 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 1 Stellendam,The Netherlands

12 Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus 2CY 10052007 1 Stellendam,The Netherlands


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