Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)

(last update: July 12, 2015)

Jean-Michel Sauvage (France)
Morten Helberg (Norway)
Nils Helge Lorentzen (Norway)
Mars Muusse (Netherlands)

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 2cy: March 20 2004, IJmuiden, the Netherlands (52.27 N, 4.33 E).

Dark bird. An individual still much juvenile, although some scapulars have been moulted recently to second generation. These feathers show an anchor pattern but note the warm buffish tones in the fringes and the grey-brown centres.