Mew Gull Larus canus canus; heinei; kamtschatschensis; brachyrhynchus

(last update: March 12, 2012)

Kjeld Tommy Pedersen (Denmark)
Chris Gibbins (Scotland)
Frank Majoor (Netherlands)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Mew Gull canus EN58 adult, July 23 2009 & June 17 2010, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. Picture: Maarten van Kleinwee.

Ringed on January 01 2009 at Noordhovenseplas - Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. Sex: unknown and aged as 3rd-calendar year on ringing date.

below: EN58 adult, July 23 2009, Noordhovenseplas - Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.

Adult Mew Gull, moulting to winter plumage.

below: EN58 adult, June 17 2010, Benthuizerplas - Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.

Adult Mew Gull, in full summer plumage. Dark iris, short tongues on outer primaries hardly visible on P8 from above. Black on P5 worn away. Black on P6 runs back upwards along outer edge of feather. No string of pearls (white tipped tongues).