American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

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American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 1st cycle (2CY) 0846-04270 March 15 2006, McCarty Landfill, Houston, TX. Picture: Martin Reid.

band number 0846-04270.
Species: "Herring Gull".
Age: too young to fly when banded in 2005.
Banding Location: approx. 11 miles S of Wanchese, North Carolina (35.44.51N, 75.31.06W).
Recovery data: McCarty Landfill, Houston, TX (29.49.37N, 95.14.30W).
Recovery date: March 15, 2006.
Distance travelled: 1950 KM.

Bi-coloured bill. Upperparts not visible, but few scapulars visible, they seem to be replaced for 2nd gen. Note new feathers on head and in breast (dark feathers are new).