American Herring Gull (smithsonianus)
(last update: October 30, 2015)
American Herring Gull (smithsonianus) 4th cycle (4CY) K50 September 28 2013, Hampton Beach, NH. Picture: Jon Worthen.
See website: The Gulls Of Appledore
K50, banded as pullus in July 2010 at Appledore Island.
K50, banded as a chick in July 2010, and subsequently observed at Hampton Beach in April, May, & Nov 2012. It returned to Appledore for the first time since banding (as far as we know) this past summer. This is the first mainland observation of the bird since the summer.
Moult score: P7/-. Note speckling in iris and much black on bill.