Pallas's Gulls ~ Jisr az-Zarqa, Israel - Nov' 15

Sunday, 6 December 2015

These smart looking gulls had to play second fiddle to the real main attraction which was Armenian Gull more about them in a later post, but for now its all about Great Black-headed Gulls ...

On the beach here at Jisr az-Zarqa where the Taninim Stream flows out then walking north along the beach to the second tower hide near another outflow, this section of beach held the roosting gulls with my maximum count 0f 32 Pallas's in the mixed flock.

They were not approachable and would flush from a long way off, always the first to go up, moving down the beach to resettle so as these weren't the target species I chose to accept long distance images and crop harder most images suffer from this choice but I had the other species on my mind ..

Pallas's Gull ~ Ad. W

Pallas's Gull ~ 3rd. W ~ ?

Pallas's Gull ~ 2nd. W

Pallas's Gull ~ 1st. W

So for now the Pallas's images will have to wait to be improved on with a return to Dubai in February next year ....... 

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