Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii & intermedius)
(last update: May 17 2015)
(3 images) LBBG intermedius J0Y7 December 03 2003, Le Louroux-Béconnais, W France. Images Alain Fosse.
Rather strong and bulky 1cy LBBG, probably a male. Ringed as pullus in the far north of Norway, on 12 July 2003 at Nordfugløy, Karlsøy, Troms, Norway (70.16N 20.13E). Although from the far north of Norway, this individual matches graellsii in many respects (although late in moulting the scapulars, but this could be expected from such northern lattitude).
More images of blue ringed LBBG J0Y7 at the website of Alain.
(2 images below) LBBG 1cy intermedius J0Y7 December 03 2003.
(image below) LBBG 2cy intermedius J0Y7 December 15 2004.