Gulls in NW Europe

(last update: September 25, 2011 )

Herring Gull 5cy H.277 (argentatus), February 25 2011, Amsterdam - Vensterpolder, the Netherlands. Pictures: Maarten van Kleinwee.

Ringed as pullus on June 30 2007 at Amrum, Germany.
Fifth-calendar year European Herring Gull in winter (basic) plumage. Bird with extensive head markings, black markings on the tip of the bill, black in the tail and brown markings on the upper wing. At first glance could be taken for 4cy.