(2 images) Larus fuscus fuscus 2cy, August 06 2002, Tampere, Finland (61.33N 24.59E).
A delayed bird in wing-covert moult compared to other 2cy fuscus present in Finland by early August.
The wing-coverts are still second generation, although a few outer median coverts are in slightly better condition and may apply to third generation feathers. Recently moulted scapulars are fresh plain grey-black, while the older second generation feathers have the entire tips and fringes worn away.
All secondaries and rectrices are slightly worn second generation. The innermost primary is missing: P1 has been shed, P2-P10 are second generation. Especially this type of strong, bulkier fuscus is hard to distinguish from 3cy intermedius with delayed primary moult. Best clue are the very fresh outer primaries.