Lesser Black-backed Gull (graellsii & intermedius)

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Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii ZPA.N 1CY-2CY, November 2016 & March-June 2017, Matosinhos, Portugal. Picture: José Marques.

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OBSERVATION REPORT

RINGS
Color ring - B[ZPA.N]
Metallic ring - L925934
EURING code - 05910 - www.cr-birding.org/node/1063
Right leg (tarsus) Metallic ring
Left leg (tarsus) - Blue ring with a white four alpha code
Ringer - Eric Stienen (INBO)
Age at first ring - pullus - Date - 2016.07.06
Place where ringed - Raversijde (VOC), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

SPECIES
Type of bird - Larus fuscus
Age & Sexe - immature - unknown

OBSERVATION
Date of the sighting - 06.12.2016 - Time - morning
- my sightings/2016 - 2 - total of my sightings: 2
Place - Matosinhos beach, Matosinhos, Portugal
Coordinates: - 41.176885 – 8.693382

LIFE HISTORY
Date Location Observer
06/07/2016 Raversijde (VOC), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium VOC - Oostende
11/08/2016 Raversijde (Strand), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium VOC - Oostend
26/10/2016 Le Croisic (Pointe du Croisic), Loire-Atlantique, France - Leray, Victor
11/11/2016 Matosinhos (Strand), Douro Litoral, Portugal - Marques, José
06/12/2016 Matosinhos Beach, Matosinhos, Portugal - Marques, José
07/12/2016 Matosinhos Beach, Matosinhos, Portugal - Marques, José
01/01/2017 Matosinhos Beach, Matosinhos, Portugal - Richard Bonser
09/03/2017 Leixões Harbour, Matosinhos, Portugal – José Marques
01/06/2017 Leixões Harbour, Matosinhos, Portugal – José Marques
16/06/2017 Leixões Harbour, Matosinhos, Portugal – José Marques

below: Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii ZPA.N 2CY, June 16 2017, Leixões harbour, Matosinhos, Portugal. Picture: José Marques.

Central GC dropped now as well.

below: Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii ZPA.N 2CY, June 01 2017, Leixões harbour, Matosinhos, Portugal. Picture: José Marques.

Complete moult started, reflected by the fresh coverts, obviously in better condition than the old juvenile coverts. P6 missing.

below: Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii ZPA.N 2CY, March 09 2017, Leixões harbour, Matosinhos, Portugal. Picture: José Marques.

below: Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii ZPA.N 1CY, December 06 2016, Matosinhos beach, Matosinhos, Portugal. Picture: José Marques.

All coverts and tertials juvenile. Visible flight feathers also juvenile. Most scaps replaced. Suffering from an oil-spill.

below: Lesser Black-backed Gull graellsii ZPA.N 1CY, November 11 2016, Matosinhos beach, Matosinhos, Portugal. Picture: José Marques.