Albert de Jong
Larus cachinnans 3P44 & UKK T002999 9CY, April 27 2014, Wytyckie Lake - Urszulin, Poland. Picture: Łukasz Bednarz ringing team.
Metal ring UKK T002999, 9CY female Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans, trapped at the nest during incubation on the Wytyckie Lake, end of April 2014. This bird has been ringed as a chick in the Kaniv, Dniepr River, Cherkassy district of Ukraine (610 km away), in May 2006. In 2014 the plastic ring was added.
For 2012, breeding location of 150 pairs cachinnans, of which 54 adults ringed and 158 pulli in 2012 (pers comm. Łukasz Bednarz).
Breeding female trapped at the nest. 9CY, with deep white tongue on P10; broken band on P5; no black spot on P4. Very limited speckling in iris. iris is relatively pale. Red orbital ring and gape. No red on upper mandible; black on the upper and lower mandible. Pink-fleshy legs with yellow hue.