Baltische Mantelmeeuw | Baltic Gull | Larus fuscus fuscus
Baltische Mantelmeeuw | Baltic Gull | Larus fuscus fuscus
Baltische Mantelmeeuw | Baltic Gull | Larus fuscus fuscus
Baltische Mantelmeeuw | Baltic Gull | Larus fuscus fuscus
Baltische Mantelmeeuw | Baltic Gull | Larus fuscus fuscus
Baltische Mantelmeeuw | Baltic Gull | Larus fuscus fuscus
Baltische Mantelmeeuw | Baltic Gull | Larus fuscus fuscus
Baltische Mantelmeeuw | Baltic Gull | Larus fuscus fuscus
2cy Baltic Gull / Larus fuscus fuscus, Westkapelle - sea dike (The Netherlands) on 25 July 2009
Some recordshots of an unringed 2cy Baltic Gull which has replaced all feathers to second generation on the wintering grounds, including the primaries, secondaries en rectrices. In the inner primaries a new mould wave to third generation primaries has started, because p1 and p2 are dropped. This would be a very unlikely moult pattern for graellsii or intermedius. Note that a few scapulars and wing-coverts are moulted to dark-blackish third generation feathers. The second generation wing-coverts are very plain brownish. And the bill is even more adulte-like, becomes very yellow at the base!
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