1cy Lesser Black-backed Gulls in full juvenile plumage – 20131009

When checking my local gull patches today, a notable increase in individuals in full juvenile plumage could be observed, typical of Norwegian Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus intermedius.

The following photos were all taken at the same location in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gulls standing out between graellsii-type gulls and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-calendar year Herring Gulls. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

Conspicuois Intermedius-type 1st-calendar year Lesser Black-backed Gulls between graellsii-types and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-calendar year Herring Gulls. Leiden, The Netherlands, 9 October 2013.

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