Lesser Black-backed Gull- Kleine Mantelmeeuw (graellsii & intermedius)

(last update: 18-2-2011)

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first calendar year: October

By October, most Lesser Black-backed Gulls have left the colonies and surrounding feeding grounds near the Maasvlakte (the Netherlands) and migrate south towards France, Portugal and Morocco. Many first winter birds that are still present in the Netherlands have moved in from northern breeding grounds in Southern Scandinavia: south tip of Norway (Vest-Agder, Kristiansand), SW Sweden (Bohuslän to Malmö), northern Germany (Helgoland) and Denmark.

At least several of these intermedius LBBG may stay in the Netherlands in winter, as proved a Swedish ringed individual, seen at December 21 2000 at Westkapelle. During late fall and early winter we did some surveys in the south of the Netherlands at the Maasvlakte (port of Rotterdam) and along the coast at Westkapelle, 65 km south of the Maasvlakte (see map). More details can be found at the distribution Section. 

Origin of 1cy LBBG in October

The juvenile - first winter Lesser Black-backed Gulls present in October originate from all directions: Belgium and Britain (resembling the race graellsii, see for instance picture 4), local Dutch LBBG (known as Dutch intergrades, like the colour-ringed individual in picture 3) and Scandinavian LBBG of the race intermedius.


U.K. graellsi LBBG 1cy

juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG 1cy 6P4 October 11 2010, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG 1cy 6T5 October 02 2010, Quarteira, Faro, Portugal & February 15 2012, Tanji, The Gambia. Photo's: Michael Davis & Clive Barlow.

Belgium graellsi Dutch intergrade LBBG 1cy

juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG 1cy LSAG October 18 2009, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG 1cy NUAK October 11-12 2010, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG 1cy NVAT October 17 2010, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG 1cy UAAT October 21 2012, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG 1cy YTAY October 21 2012, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Belgium. (94587 bytes)LBBG 1cy BLB L-96724 October 22 2001, Westkapelle, the  Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Belgium. (133756 bytes)LBBG 1cy BLB L-107467 October 05 2004, Westkapelle, the Netherlands. Picture Pim Wolf.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Belgium. (72197 bytes)LBBG 1cy BLB H-124795 October 04 2002, Le Portel, France.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Belgium. (116049 bytes)LBBG 1cy BLB L-901341 October 21 2004, Westkapelle, the Netherlands. Picture  Pim Wolf.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Belgium. (124310 bytes)LBBG 1cy BLB L-901593 October 01 2004, Westkapelle, the Netherlands. Picture  Pim Wolf.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Belgium. (119757 bytes)LBBG 1cy BLB L-901962 October 21 2004, Westkapelle, the Netherlands. Picture  Pim Wolf.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Belgium. (119757 bytes)LBBG 1cy BLB L-911978 October 01 2010, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG in September, ringed in Belgium. (88248 bytes)LBBG 1cy BLB L-911995 October 01 2009, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Belgium. (131646 bytes)LBBG 1cy BLB L-xxx October 07 2004, Westkapelle, the Netherlands. Picture  Pim Wolf.

the Netherlands graellsi Dutch intergrade LBBG 1cy

juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG 1cy 43 October 24 2010, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG 1cy GJ October 21 2012, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in the Netherlands.LBBG 1cy NLA 5.333.412 October 27 2000, Westkapelle, the Netherlands. Photo by Pim Wolf.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in the Netherlands. (97902 bytes)LBBG 1cy NLA 5.410.093 October 17 2002, Scheveningen, the Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in the Netherlands. (131935 bytes)LBBG 1cy NLA 5.412.205 October 21 2004, Westkapelle, the Netherlands. Picture  Pim Wolf.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in the Netherlands. (132022 bytes)LBBG 1cy NLA 5.412.253 October 21 2004, Westkapelle, the Netherlands. Picture  Pim Wolf.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in the Netherlands. (111218 bytes)LBBG 1cy NLA 5.412.281 October 02 2004, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Picture Ruud Altenburg.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in the Netherlands. (111218 bytes)LBBG 1cy NLA 5.412.308 October 21 2004, Westkapelle, the Netherlands. Picture  Pim Wolf.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in the Netherlands. (111218 bytes)LBBG 1cy NLA 5.xx1.418 October 03 2004, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Picture Ruud Altenburg.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in the Netherlands. (111218 bytes)LBBG 1cy NLA 5.462.xxx October 25 2010, Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in the Netherlands.LBBG 1cy E528 October 01 2001, Le Portel, France.This bird remained at this location at least until July 2002.

N Germany graellsi to intermedius transition LBBG 1cy

1cy argenteus in November, ringed in Belgium. (25637 bytes)LBBG 1cy H548 October 17 2007, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed on Helgoland. (145540 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy DEH 4285021 October 19 2004, Westkapelle, the Netherlands
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed on Helgoland. (70923 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy DEH 428501x October 04 2004, Westkapelle, the Netherlands

Denmark intermedius LBBG 1cy

juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Denmark.LBBG intermedius 1cy V0SE October 14 2010, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
1cy argenteus in November, ringed in Belgium. (25637 bytes)LBBG 1cy V7PM October 17 2007, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
2cy Dutch LBBG in February. (79773 bytes)LBBG V169 October 26 2008, Madrid, Spain. Picture: Delfín González.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Norway. (131273 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy V794 October 06 2009, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Denmark.LBBG intermedius 1cy DKC 4272489 October 25 1999, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.

Norway intermedius LBBG 1cy

juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Norway. (131273 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy J1HE October 11 2009, IJmuiden, the Netherlands. Picture: Ruud Altenburg.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Norway. (131273 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy J4J7 October 29 2007, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG, ringed in the Netherlands. LBBG intermedius 1cy J55N October 07 2007, Madrid, Spain. Photo by Delfín González.
1cy argenteus in November, ringed in Belgium. (25637 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy J5V1 October 27 2007 Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
3cy graellsii in September, ringed in the Netherlands. (82981 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy J6T5 October 07 2008, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Norway. (131273 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy JE26 October 27 2006, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
3cy graellsii in September, ringed in the Netherlands. (82981 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy JK6R October 01 2012, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
3cy graellsii in September, ringed in the Netherlands. (82981 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy JZE2 October 11 2009, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
1cy argenteus in November, ringed in Belgium. (25637 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy J5TV October 27 2007 Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Norway. (131273 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy J6JY October 27 2006, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Norway. (131273 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy JR6P October 01 2004, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Norway. (90072 bytes)LBBG intermedius 1cy JM20October 09 2001, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.
juvenile LBBG in October, ringed in Denmark.LBBG fuscus fuscus 1cy NOS 4266104 October 14 2010, Westkapelle, the Netherlands.