nominate Lesser Black-backed Gull (L. f. fuscus)

(last update: 16-11-2009)

Amir Ben Dov (Israel)
Hannu Koskinen (Finland)
Mars Muusse (the Netherlands)

fuscus rings

fuscus 1cy July
fuscus 1cy Aug
fuscus 1cy Sept
fuscus 1cy Oct
fuscus 1cy Nov
fuscus 1cy Dec

fuscus 2cy Jan
fuscus 2cy Feb
fuscus 2cy March
fuscus 2cy April
fuscus 2cy May
fuscus 2cy June
fuscus 2cy July
fuscus 2cy Aug
fuscus 2cy Sept
fuscus 2cy Oct
fuscus 2cy Nov

fuscus 2cy Dec

fuscus 3cy Jan
fuscus 3cy Feb
fuscus 3cy March
fuscus 3cy April
fuscus 3cy May
fuscus 3cy June
fuscus 3cy July
fuscus 3cy August

fuscus 3cy Sept

fuscus 3cy October
fuscus 3cy Nov
fuscus 3cy Dec

fuscus 4cy Jan
fuscus 4cy Feb
fuscus 4cy March
fuscus 4cy April
fuscus 4cy May
fuscus 4cy June
fuscus 4cy July
fuscus 4cy Aug
fuscus 4cy Sept

fuscus 4cy Oct
fuscus 4cy Nov
fuscus 4cy Dec

fuscus ad Jan
fuscus ad Feb
fuscus ad March
fuscus ad April
fuscus ad May
fuscus ad June
fuscus ad July
fuscus ad Aug
fuscus unringed Aug
fuscus ad Sept
fuscus ad Oct
fuscus ad Nov
fuscus ad Dec

Larus fuscus fuscus 6cy C85E, August 06 - 09 2002, Tampere, Finland (61.33N 24.59E).

C85E was ringed in Kanala, Finland (61,54N 24,32E); ringed as pullus on July 04 1997. Hand when ringed: 263 mm. 
Ring records at Tampere landfill:
1999: 9 records from 1999-05-05 until 1999-07-13,
2000: 9 records from 2000-05-01 until 2000-08-12,
2001: 21 records from 2001-04-19 until 2001-08-12,
2002: 23 records from
2002-04-18 until 2002-08-09,
2003: 12 records from 2003-05-17 until

Ringed as pullus at Kanala, Finland on July 04 1997, now in 6cy. In the right wing, primary moult was arrested at P5, which shows a neat white tip, compared to the obvious smaller and worn tip of P6. The outer primaries are paler brown and obviously older than the inner primaries. Moult has started with a few lower lesser coverts and median coverts missing. Note the outer and central greater covert, which show 'jumpy' moult strategy with some feathers stronger bleached than the adjacent coverts. The upper-parts show a strong brown hue (but note that the bottom image was taken in late afternoon).