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|Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans) Gulls, Terns and Skimmers (Laridae)|
|dk: Kaspisk Måge es: Gaviota de Patas Amarillas|
2008-01-19 Dragør Havn, Amager, Denmark
First cycle. First winter bird in complete juvenile plumage.
Classic long slender bill, whitish head contrasting with overall brownish body, well-marked tail band, white-tipped tertials and uniformily colored greater coverts.
A lone bird in the harbor. In general only few gulls roost here. Probably because of the almost non-existing fishing activity. The citizens of Dragør are no longer rooted in the old traditions of the area. Being modern metropolitans commuting forth and back doing service jobs in the larger Copenhagen area.
2021-06-13 Søstjernen, Amager Strand, Amager, Denmark
Adult. Female. Sexing it by its small size and aging it as 5cy, adult type, still with immature wing coverts. Very worn primaries and actively molting inner ones. Notice how the primary markings appear very different depending on the angle.
Spotted it by the darkish eye and the slender bill and head profile.
Only bird present among moderate numbers of Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls.