Larus cachinnans in the Netherlands

(last update: August 16, 2020)

Albert de Jong
Merijn Loeve
Roland-Jan Buijs
Leon Kelder
Mars Muusse


Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii F|E 1CY, May 16 2019, Lelystad, the Netherlands. Picture: Merijn Loeve.

Black bar tibia ring n[F|E], ringed as pullus Larus cachinnans on May 16 2019 in colony Lelystad, the Netherlands. Bird hatched in nest A2019.
However, size and mass when ringing indicated this was a suspicious nest.
In 2022, sibbling n-F|D was photographed and clearly showed a Lesser Black-backed Gull, not Caspian Gull.

nest A2019.

May 01 2019 3 eggs in nest.
May 16 2019 2 chicks ringed: n[F|D] & NLA 5.548.153 and n[F|E] & NLA 5.548.154
May 24 2019 no data.