Last week Ciaran & I travelled from Manchester to Croatia, to attend the 11th International Gull Meeting being held in Zagreb. The meeting included lots of fine talks on a wide range of topics from identifying gulls, aging and a number of talks gave the results of certain ringing projects both on large & small gulls. The meeting also held a field trip to Zagreb’s fine & smelly rubbish dump (where better to look for gulls!?), treated to an amazing traditional Croatian meal & finally a cannon netting session on the rubbish dump!
A few photos -
Yellow legged Gull.
Viola Ross Smith holding Yellow legged Gull…
Caspian Gull (cachinnans)
During the cannon netting session we captured a number of Yellow legged gulls, Caspian, Black-headed and Common Gull. The team went on for another catch – catching lots more including the first Lesser Blacked Backed Gull to be caught & ringed in Croatia! More can be read on Luka’s blog.
Many thanks to Luka & Vedran for organising and hosting a fantastic meeting! We really enjoyed our time in Croatia & meeting so many people! We’ll certainly be back in Croatia in the future!