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

(last update: 25-1-2010)

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
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fuscus ad March
fuscus ad April
fuscus ad May
fuscus ad June
fuscus ad July
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fuscus unringed Aug
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fuscus ad Nov
fuscus ad Dec

Larus fuscus fuscus CNN7, November & December 2009 & January 2010, Ashdod, Israel. Pictures Amir Ben Dov & Yoav Perlman.

CNN7 has been ringed as 3+cy male on 08 August 1998 at Kuopio, Finland (62.8361, 27.5495) by ringer Risto Juvaste.
Bird with a small moult gap in the primaries.

below: CNN7, November 20 2009, Ashdod. Pictures Amir Ben Dov.

P6 is fully grown (although it has to grow an inch or so; it is longer than P5, hence labelled 'fully grown'). P7-P10 are still old. P2 missing in the left wing. Interesting to see which strategy will be followed:
1. arrest this moult wave and start again at P1.
2. continue at a very low pace.
Outermost secondary are a bit more worn than inner feathers, but all present, as are the tail feathers.

below: CNN7, December 08 2009, Ashdod. Pictures Yoav Perlman.

P6 is the longest new primary; at least P8-P10 still present, but hard to determine from this angle.

below: CNN7, January 06 2010, Ashdod. Picture Amir Ben Dov.

Still a very slow moulting bird. P6 is still the longest primary (P6 fully grown), but the tip of P7 almost reaches beyond P6; it has to grow a few inch. P9-P10 are still old. The tail seems to be in active moult, but hard to be sure about that.