4CY Herring Gull Green YBMD – 20160613

Images of fourth-calendar year Herring Gull Green YBMD, seen in the gull colony of IJmuiden Forteiland, the Netherlands, 13 June 2016.








YBMD in other plumages

YBMD is one of those few gulls that has been photographed in many of its different plumages in all of its calendar years so far. For a full overview, see Gull Research.

One thought on “4CY Herring Gull Green YBMD – 20160613

  1. Hello, Maarten. Looking for information about the longevity of the Herring Gull in captivity, I came across another old (1963) but interesting article – ‘Recoveries of ringed Herring Gulls’ (www.tandfonline.com). According to the article, there was a 49-year-old Herring Gull in the 1930s. Of course, a bird in captivity doesn’t care about declines in fish population, plastic in the sea, the EU Landfill Directive etc. Regards, Justyna C.

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