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) 1106-27230 December 20 2014, Michigan City, IN. Picture: Amar Ayyash.

Band number 1106-27230, species: "Herring Gull", banded on June 24 2013 as fledgling near Sister Bay in Door County WI.

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