Herring Gull (argentatus & argenteus)

(last update: February 11, 2013)

Herring Gull (argenteus) Y.ACW 1CY & 7CY, August 2008 & May 2014, IJmuiden, the Netherlands. Picture: Maarten van Kleinwee & Mars Muusse.

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Ringed Herring Gull Y.ACW from Forteiland, IJmuiden. Ringed by Fred & Kees as juvenile on June 30 2008.

The IJmuiden Ringing Team (Fred & Kees) have ringed again several Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Forteiland, IJmuiden in 2008. This time green darvic rings have been attached, starting with Y for borh species (so codes read Y.xxx).
Early in the season, adults were caught at the nests and ringed, late June 2008 several juveniles were caught and ringed as well.

This page shows an example of birds from this IJmuiden project. All observations of ringed birds from this project can be sent to Kees Camphuysen at NIOZ, Texel (mail camphuys at nioz dot nl).

below: Herring Gull (argenteus) Y.ACW 7CY, May 26 2014, IJmuiden, the Netherlands. Picture: Maarten van Kleinwee.

P1 dropped.

below: Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), August 27 2008, 3rd Haven, IJmuiden, the Netherlands. Picture: Mars Muusse.

Scapular Moult Score: Upper Scapulars (us) 0% 2nd generation; Lower Scapulars (ls) 0% 2nd gen; total scapular score: 0% 2nd generation.