nominate Lesser Black-backed Gull (L. f. fuscus)
Amir Ben Dov (Israel)
Hannu Koskinen (Finland)
Mars Muusse (the Netherlands)
Larus fuscus fuscus 5cy C2H9, August 06-08 2002 & July 12-17 2003, Tampere, Finland (61.33N 24.59E).
C2H9 was ringed in Pälkän, Finland (61,38N 24,30E); ringed as pullus on July 09 1998.
Ringed as pullus at Pälkäne, Finland on July 09 1998, now in 5cy. In spring 2002, this bird clearly arrested moult at P7, which still shows a white tip, while P8-P10 are bleached brown with the tips worn away. In 2003, the PMS was not judged. This is a strong and powerful individual, with a stronger bill than average, probably a male.
image below: 5cy C2H9, August 06 - 08 2002, Tampere.
2 images below: 6cy C2H9, July 12-17 2003, Tampere.
Ringed as pullus at Pälkäne, Finland on July 09 1998, now in 6cy. Adult fuscus with small size (albeit probably a male), slender bill, dark upper-parts which turn brown hued when older and worn, lack of moult in the scapulars, wing-coverts and the primaries and small white tips on the outer primaries, which wear away quickly.