1cy Caspian Gull / Larus cachinnans, Westkapelle - sea dike (The Netherlands) on 3 November 2007
One of the smallest 1cy Caspian Gull I ever have seen. Note the very small build, slender bill and very short wings. A lot of median and lesser coverts are dropped and some are recently replaced by second generation coverts. Note the barring on the (inner) greater coverts. The outermost rectrice on the left-side is renewed by a second generation feather.
From: Ies Meulmeester, Wednesday 10 February 2010, 19:53
Nearly all under-wing coverts and the axillary feathers are dark fine marked.
From: Ies Meulmeester, Wednesday 10 February 2010, 19:57
Note the typical inner primary pattern, note also the very pale tips on the inner webs of p2-p4 and the 'apical spots' on these primaries.