Katwijk aan Zee – 20130809

Early morning ring-reading at the coastal town of Katwijk aan Zee on Friday.

A mix of young and old European Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Katwijk aan Zee, 9 August 2013.

A mix of young and old European Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Katwijk aan Zee, 9 August 2013.

Lesser Black-backed Gulls

Black R.B

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull ringed locally as Black R.B. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull ringed locally as Black R.B. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Seen slightly from above, one replaced upper scapular is visible. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Seen slightly from above, one replaced upper scapular is visible. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Black P.U

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull ringed locally as Black P.U. It too shows a replaced upper scapular. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull ringed locally as Black P.U. It too shows replaced upper scapulars. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Black U.K

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull ringed locally as Black U.K. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull ringed locally as Black U.K. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

European Herring Gull

Blue L.X

First-calendar year European Herring Gull ringed as Blue L.X. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

First-calendar year European Herring Gull ringed as Blue L.X near Rotterdam. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

With first-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull Black P.U in the foreground. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

With first-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull Black P.U in the foreground. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Arnhem 6.169.883

A nice surprise was to see this second-calendar year individual, which I have seen last winter on various occasions in my local town of Leiden (not far from where I saw it today). Maybe we will see him there again coming winter?

Second-calendar year European Herring Gull ringed as Arnhem 6.169.883. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Second-calendar year European Herring Gull ringed as Arnhem 6.169.883. Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 9 August 2013.

Here it is as a first-calendar year:

First-calendar year European Herring Gull ringed as Arnhem 6.169.883.  Leiden, The Netherlands, 18 September 2013.

First-calendar year European Herring Gull ringed as Arnhem 6.169.883. Leiden, The Netherlands, 18 September 2013.

First-calendar year European Herring Gull ringed as Arnhem 6.169.883.  Leiden, The Netherlands, 2 December 2013.

First-calendar year European Herring Gull ringed as Arnhem 6.169.883. Leiden, The Netherlands, 2 December 2013.

First-calendar year European Herring Gull ringed as Arnhem 6.169.883.  Leiden, The Netherlands, 2 December 2013.

First-calendar year European Herring Gull ringed as Arnhem 6.169.883. Leiden, The Netherlands, 2 December 2013.

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