Herring Gull (argentatus & argenteus)

(last update: February 11, 2013)

Herring Gull (argentatus) JN596 4CY, March 17 2014, Sandøya, Norway. Picture: Ingar Støyle Bringsvor.

Bird ringed as 1CY, ringed on September 22 2011 in a park in Bergen. Now at the island Sandøya, and could well be a bird from further north.

Grey feathers create pale saddle, only small tips on primaries and small mirror on P10. Yellow iris. Note adult-like P1-P3 in flight and blackish (not faded brown) sub-terminal markings on central primaries.