Saturday, 3 October 2009

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus graellsii), 9cy+, 2.10.2009, Aarhus East Harbor

Putative Western Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus graellsii)

It’s at least a ninth calendar year bird as it has been recorded annually in Aarhus Harbor since 2004 when it was in adult plumage, it's present annually from late summer until late autumn. There is an unread metal ring on its right tarsus and the legs are at maximum only slight yellowish in contrast to other adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls present making it easily identifiable from year to year.

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