IJmuiden – 20130811

I spent a few hours this morning reading rings and observing gulls at the beach of Wijk aan Zee and the port of IJmuiden.

This resulted in just short of 40 rings read (most of them in the local gull colony), including a nice number of first-calendar years.

The day was further brightened by the presence of a beautiful first-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull.

Yellow-legged Gull

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis. Wijk aan Zee beach, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

First-calendar year Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis. Wijk aan Zee beach, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

Lesser black-backed Gulls

Green Y.BLS

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, locally ringed as Green Y.BLS IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus graellsii, locally ringed as Green Y.BLS. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, locally ringed as Green Y.BLS IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus graellsii, locally ringed as Green Y.BLS. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, locally ringed as Green Y.BLS IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus graellsii, locally ringed as Green Y.BLS. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

Arnhem 5470752

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, locally ringed as Arnhem 5.470.752. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, locally ringed as Arnhem 5.470.752. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

Arnhem 5473958

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, locally ringed as Arnhem 5.473.958. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

First-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, locally ringed as Arnhem 5.473.958. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

Green Y.BHR

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, locally ringed as Green Y.BHR. IJmuiden, 11 August 2013.

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus graellsii, locally ringed as Green Y.BHR. IJmuiden, 11 August 2013.

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus, locally ringed as Green Y.BHR. IJmuiden, 11 August 2013.

Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus graellsii, locally ringed as Green Y.BHR. IJmuiden, 11 August 2013.

Herring Gulls

Green Y.BMD

Locally-ringed first-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus. Wijk aan Zee beach, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

First-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.BMD. Wijk aan Zee beach, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

Green Y.BLN

First-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.BLN. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

First-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.BLN. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

First-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.BLN. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

First-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.BLN. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

Green Y.BHL

Feeding on ensis.

European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.BHL. Wijk aan Zee beach, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.BHL. Wijk aan Zee beach, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.BHL. Wijk aan Zee beach, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.BHL. Wijk aan Zee beach, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.BHL. Wijk aan Zee beach, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.BHL. Wijk aan Zee beach, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

Green Y.ALB

Note the full black band on P5.

5th-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.ALB. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

5th-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.ALB. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

5th-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.ALB. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

5th-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.ALB. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

Y.ALB in its younger years:

2nd-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.ALB. Wijk aan Zee beach, The Netherlands, 13 June 2010.

2nd-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.ALB. Wijk aan Zee beach, The Netherlands, 13 June 2010.

3rd-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.ALB. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 30 October 2011.

3rd-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.ALB. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 30 October 2011.

3rd-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.ALB. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 30 October 2011.

3rd-calendar year European Herring Gull Larus argentatus, locally ringed as Green Y.ALB. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 30 October 2011.

Yellow-legged Herring Gull

5th-calendar year-type Herring Gull with distinctive yellow hue on legs, but with pink feet. Orange orbital ring, complete band on P5.

5th-calendar year-type Herring Gull distinctive yellow legs. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

5th-calendar year-type Herring Gull distinctive yellow legs. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

5th-calendar year-type Herring Gull distinctive yellow legs. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

5th-calendar year-type Herring Gull distinctive yellow legs. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

5th-calendar year-type Herring Gull distinctive yellow legs. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

5th-calendar year-type Herring Gull distinctive yellow legs. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

5th-calendar year-type Herring Gull distinctive yellow legs. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

5th-calendar year-type Herring Gull distinctive yellow legs. IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 11 August 2013.

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