After a gull with to much contrast between scapulars, upper wing coverts and greater coverts was spotted. A first-year Mediterranean Gull. YES! We had been waiting for this species to show up in the city centre park, and there it was. A few snapshots were taken before it took to the wings a flew across the lake heading south. This is only the fourth record in Hordaland county. So far in 2012 there have been around ten different individuals in Norway as a total, but many of these have not been considered by the local rarities committees so this number is not exact yet. In Hordaland these are the previous records, notice that the two first individuals was colour ringed.
- 22.07-06.10.1996, 1 3cy Bergen. Color-ringed (red H135) in Szeged, Hungary. Was in 09.05.2004 seen in Nyski, Poland.
- 21.11.1997-23.03.1998, 1 1cy/2cy wintering in Bergen, This one also color-ringed (red H775) in Szeged, Hungary. This bird was later seen in Suffolk Great Britain, Szege Hungary, Antwerpen Belgium, Nyski Poland.
- 17.07-31.07 2012, 1 3cy in Norheimsund.
|Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus) in Bergen 30th of September.|
|Mew Gull EZ95 probably ringed by Frank Majoor in The Netherlands|