Sunday, January 18, 2009

Ringed Herring Gull KV17

This Herring Gull was ringed as a youngster in nest in Kandalakshskiy Nature Reserve, Murmansk, Russia. The date was 9th of July in 2005 which makes it a 4cy bird when seen on the 3rd of October 2008 on the rubbish dump of Köping, Sweden. The distance between the ringing place and Köping is 1165 kilometers.
Press here to see the ringing location on a map. Here's Köping.
In this image the age is suggested by fleshy inner part of the bill in combination with the black subterminal markings. Note also the dark mantle of this north-eastern bird.

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