Herring Gull- Zilvermeeuw (argentatus & argenteus)
Herring Gull plumages:
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Herring Gull (argenteus) YAFM adult female, 2009-2010, IJmuiden, the Netherlands.
Ringed Herring Gull Y.AKS from Forteiland, IJmuiden. Ringed by Fred & Kees as breeding adult on the nest on May 25 2009.
The IJmuiden Ringing Team (Fred & Kees) have ringed again several Herring Gulls and Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Forteiland, IJmuiden in 2008-2011. This time green darvic rings have been attached, starting with Y for borh species (so codes read Y.xxx).
This page shows an example of birds from this IJmuiden project. All observations of ringed birds from this project can be sent to Kees Camphuysen at NIOZ, Texel (mail camphuys at nioz dot nl).
below: YAKSadult (argenteus), December 18 2009, IJmuiden, the Netherlands.
below: YAKSadult (argenteus), January 30 2010, IJmuiden, the Netherlands.
An individual from the IJmuiden colour-ring program, ringed as adult on the nest. The orbital ring is yellow-orange, and there is some black on the bill. Both features are commonly found in western argenteus.
below: YAKSadult (argenteus), March 31 2010, IJmuiden, the Netherlands.