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) NOS 362917 2CY, March 20 2004, IJmuiden, the Netherlands (52.27 N, 4.33 E). 

NOS ....362917 Grote Mantelmeeuw 08-06-2003 Kvartnesvegen 21, Veabygda, Rogaland, NO Norway - Stavanger (NOS) Museum Stavanger
NOS ....362917 Grote Mantelmeeuw 20-03-2004 Vuurtorenstraat 7, 1976 CJ IJmuiden, Netherlands Melding - Muusse Muusse
NOS ....362917 Grote Mantelmeeuw 06-06-2004 Harlingen, Friesland, NL Publieke invoer Meldingen

An individual still resembling juvenile, although many scapulars moulted to second generation; see third image.
These feathers again show a similar pattern and the warm tones are bleached to white.