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

(last update: 19-2-2010)

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 C95C July 12 2003 & April 10 2009, Tampere & Nokia, Finland (61.33N 24.59E).

Larus fuscus fuscus 14cy C95C, April 10 2009, Nokia, Finland. Picture Hannu Koskinen.

In April, still with a black bill band. P10 seems to fall a bit short, but this is hard to interpret.

Larus fuscus fuscus 8cy C95C, July 12 2003, Tampere, Finland.

C95C was ringed in Kangasala, Finland (61,54N 24,32E); ringed as pullus on July 16 1996. Hand when ringed: 250 mm. 
Ring records at Tampere landfill:
1999: 7 records from 1999-05-05 until 1999-07-07,
2000: 10 records from 2000-04-30 until 2000-08-09,
2001: 14 records from 2001-04-19 until 2001-08-12 & Nokia (61,51N 23,52E) on 2001-07-01,
2002: 11 records from
2002-04-26 until 2002-07-31,
2003: 1 records from 2003-

Ringed as pullus at Kanala, Finland on July 16 1996, now in 8cy. A representative for the adult fuscus by mid-July. Most striking are the small size (probably a female), the slender bill, the dark upper-parts which turn brown hued when older and worn, the lack of moult in the scapulars, wing-coverts and the primaries and the small white tips on the outer primaries, which wear away quickly. Note the strong brown hue on the scapulars and the the old inner greater coverts and compare with the cold dark grey fresh upper scapulars and the central median coverts.