Adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls – 20140526

Images of adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls Larus fuscus graellsii (Dutch intergrade), photographed in the gull colony of IJmuiden (Forteiland), the Netherlands, 26 May 2014.

All birds have been fitted with a metal ring and a green color ring in the colony (with one exception).

It was a pleasure to observe these elegant gulls from up close.

Green K.FAU, ringed in the gull colony of Texel but now breeding in IJmuiden.

Green K.FAU, ringed in the gull colony of Texel, the Netherlands, as a pullus in 2007 but now breeding in IJmuiden.

Green K.FAU, ringed in the gull colony of Texel as a pullus in 2007 but now breeding in IJmuiden.

Green K.FAU, ringed in the gull colony of Texel, the Netherlands, as a pullus in 2007 but now breeding in IJmuiden.

Green Y.ASR, ringed as an adult in May 2010.

Green Y.ASR, ringed as an adult in May 2010.

Green Y.BBT, ringed as an adult in May 2012.

Green Y.BBT, ringed as an adult in May 2012.

Green Y.ACN, ringed as an adult in 2008.

Green Y.ACN, ringed as an adult in May 2008.

Green Y.AVL, ringed as an adult in May 2011.

Green Y.AVL, ringed as an adult in May 2011. One of a few adults with active wing moult: P1 has been dropped.

Green Y.BJF, ringed as an adult in May 2013.

Green Y.BJF, ringed as an adult in May 2013.

Green Y.AVS, ringed as an adult in May 2011, performing a long-call.

Green Y.AVS, ringed as an adult in May 2011, performing a long-call.

Green Y.BCP, ringed as an adult in May 2012.

Green Y.BCP, ringed as an adult in May 2012.

Green Y.BKS, ringed as an adult in May 2013.

Green Y.BKS, ringed as an adult in May 2013.

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