LBBG 7cyEL83, May 31 2002, Missouriweg, Maasvlakte, the Netherlands (51.59N,04.02E).

A bird ringed July 09 1996. Compare this bird with his "cousin" EL22 (click hyperlink), which has a much neater plumage, with no moult gaps in the wing-coverts and very plain grey greater coverts. The bird depicted here has the primaries with a brown wash, the primary tips slightly worn and especially the central greater coverts and the inner median coverts with wear in the fringes. Remarkably, it's not only the plumage that has a more faded, worn impression, note also the colour of the ring; faded whitish in this bird, but still much cleaner orange in EL22. Much must be related to the wintering grounds of these two cousins.