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 (3CY) 1106-27102 February 16 2015, Lake County, IL. Picture: Amar Ayyash.

Band number 1106-27102, species: "Herring Gull", banded on June 25 2013 as fledgling at 3 NE JACK ISLAND, DOOR COUNTY, WISCONSIN, USA.

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.