Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii & intermedius)
(last update: May 17 2015)
LBBG 1cy SL2September 1998 & March 2012, the Netherlands.
A bird with a white Dutch ring from Maasvlakte, the Netherlands: SL2. This bird was ringed on June 20 1998.
LBBG 1cy SL2September 09 1998 Westkapelle, the Netherlands. Picture Pim Wolf.
The upper-parts show many second generation feathers. In the mantle and in the upper and lower scapulars, new feathers with anchor pattern can be recognized easily.
LBBG 15cy SL2 March 11 2012, Rotterdam - Europoort, the Netherlands. Picture Maarten van Kleinwee.
Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull in summer (alternate) plumage. The ring could only be positively read from one side.