30 March 2009

3 (?) w Herring gull (L. argentatus) 29-3-09

Species identification looks obvious, but any comment about the age will be welcomed. Patteren coverts and small white in primaries suggest to be 3rd winter. However, herring gulls moult much slower than southern taxa. It's also interesting to see worn primaries in comparison of how fresh they look in fuscus by this season with a similar timing of the moult

No comments:

Post a Comment