Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii & intermedius)
(last update: May 17 2015)
Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii A+ 17CY-20CY, March 2012 & 2015, Maasvlakte, the Netherlands. Picture: Merijn Loeve & Maarten van Kleinwee.
Originally ringed tarsus "green EK19" as pullus on June 25 1996 at Europoort, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Ringed as breeding adult again in April 2011 at Maasvlakte - Europoort, the Netherlands when it received a new tibia ring black A+.
Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii A+ 20CY, March 26 2015, Maasvlakte, the Netherlands. Picture: Merijn Loeve.
Still with those saturated bare parts.
Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii A+ 17CY, March 25 2012, Maasvlakte, the Netherlands. Picture: Maarten van Kleinwee.
Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull in summer (alternate) plumage. Note the very dark orange legs and bill (diet related?) and the red color across the upper mandible.