LBBG 8cy E398, Maasvlakte, the Netherlands, March 30 2002.
An adult bird ringed left green E398, ringed June 28 1995 close to the current breeding spot. There is a little black on both the upper and lower mandible. The lowest row of the upper scapulars and the upper row of the lower scapulars show some wear, while other feathers look perfectly fresh. The inner three greater coverts show a brown hue, while the others are typically adult grey. The central tertials #3 and #4 show most wear, especially at the tips and of all the wing coverts, the central median covet #5 looks as being the last moulted and appears rather fresh.