Peter Adriaens (Belgium)
Ies Meulmeester (Netherlands)
Larus cachinnans 2CY-3CY LIK EN01984 February 2009 & January 2010, Deponie Pohlsche Heide, Germany. Picture: Armin Deutsch.
Metal Kaunas EN01984 (LIK), ringed as pullus on May 26 2008 at Kretuonas, Lithuania (55°14'45" N, 26°04'45" E). Bird from mixed colony "argentatus".
From mixed colony; but head shape, moult in coverts, and pattern on coverts nicely match cachinnans. Bird in all respects Larus cachinnans.
below: cachinnans 2CY LIK EN01684 February 13 2009, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.
Left wing 2x LLC replaced.
below: cachinnans 3CY LIK EN01984 January 14 2010, Deponie Pohlsche Heide - Minden, Germany (52°23'05N, 08°46'45E). Picture: Armin Deutsch.
With Herring Gulls (right). Upper TT, inner GC and many of the inner and central MC replaced in partial autumn moult.