Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii & intermedius)
(last update: May 17 2015)
Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii E C77 10CY-11CY, April 2012 & June 2013, Maasvlakte & Dordrecht, the Netherlands. Picture: Merijn Loeve & Maarten van Kleinwee.
Ringed as pullus in July 2003 at Maasvlakte, the Netherlands. Season 2002 several birds were ringed with single letter codes, the other leg should have another ring with letter E for Europoort; either white E (for Maasvlakte) or yellow E (for Dintelhaven).
below: Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii E C77 11CY, June 30 2013, Dordrecht, the Netherlands. Picture: Merijn Loeve.
Some black on bill.
below: Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii E C77 10CY, April 01 2012, Maasvlakte, the Netherlands. Picture: Maarten van Kleinwee.
Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull in summer (alternate) plumage. Note the dark iris on the right side.