Mew Gull Larus canus canus; heinei; kamtschatschensis; brachyrhynchus

(last update: March 12, 2012)

Kjeld Tommy Pedersen (Denmark)
Chris Gibbins (Scotland)
Frank Majoor (Netherlands)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Mew Gull canus & heinei, winter 2010, Viborg, Denmark.

Catching canus and heinei in Copenhagen. In severe winter conditions, times are best to catch Mew Gulls in and near the lakes and ponds of the cities.

Below: January 20 2010. Kjeld: "Yesterday we caught 117 ex. - and the only reason for not catching again today is "Out of Colour Rings". At the moment I could easily catch 100's of Mew Gulls a day, but processing all these birds is a hell of a job. Until now, I have caught about 1.000 Mew Gulls this winter, and >10% of these birds are heinei. Here are some pictures and video attached. Have fun!

Below: processing...