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.

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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.

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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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