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) 1st cycle (2CY) 131 1146-31737 February 20 2013, Windsor Landfill CT. Picture: Keith Mueller.

Metal leg-band 1146-31737 and green wingtag 131, banded as 1st cycle bird on November 26 2012 at South Bay Centre, Boston.

Most scapulars replaced, but longest rear lower scapulars still juvenile by February. This might indicate a northern origin.

After banding, two weeks later bird reported at Wocester MA (upper blackstone water treatment plant) and in February at Windsor Lanfill CT. After summer, reported in Newfoundland.