Great black-backed gull nest, first time on Texel island


This video is called Great Black-backed Gulls, long-calling. IJmuiden Harbour, The Netherlands, 15 December 2012.

Translated from Natuurmonumenten conservation organisation in the Netherlands:

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Natuurmonumenten has found a nesting great black-backed gull in nature reserve Drijvers Vogelweid de Bol on Texel. It is the largest gull in the world with a wingspan of about 170 centimeters. It’s officially the first time that there is a nesting great black-backed gull on Texel.

The great black-backed gull is a breeding bird in Scandinavia and a rare breeding bird in the Netherlands. There are no more than about 10 breeding pairs per year, eg in Groningen. In winter it is a common visitor, especially young birds are then seen on Texel. The great black-backed gull is adult only after four years and can breed from that age on.

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