American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)

(last update: October 30, 2015)

Amar Ayyash (US)
Bruce Mactavish (Canada)
Dave Brown (Canada)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 2nd cycle (2CY) 1106-26938 December 20 2014, Michigan City, IN. Picture: Amar Ayyash.

Band number 1106-26938, species: "Herring Gull", banded on June 24 2013 as fledgling near Sister Bay in Door County WI.

Bi-coloured bill and pale iris. Still single brownish scaps (no entire grey saddle). Upper tertials, inner GC, some MC and single LLC and LC replaced in the partial autumn moult. These feathers are more adult-like now. Flight feathers 2nd gen.