Adult Scandinavian Herring Gull – winter 2014/2015

This adult Scandinavian Herring Gull Larus argentatus argentatus spent the winter of 2014/2015 in the Netherlands where I observed it 3 times in the city of Leiden: once in December and twice in February.

It stood out from the local European Herring Gulls Larus argentatus argenteus by the yellow-tinged legs and the Thayeri-pattern on P9. Also note the large mirror on P10, the deep tongue on P10 and the lack of black on P5.

23 December 2014





3 February 2015




17 February 2015


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.