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    Herring Gull - Sweden today

    Thank you! This is harder than I thought. Picture #2 and there is a lot of black and I cannot see any red at all. Interesting with the large white tips to primaries suggest at least a 5cy or 6cy. Yes, the same I see on the adults. Picture #3 have only small white tips. I will study this again...
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    Herring Gull - Sweden today

    Thank you! Yes, you are right, I was doubt full as the bill look like 2nd year and the grey back look like 3rd year for me. So I guess it is a 3rd year then. And I think they mature different, maybe depending on if they are born early or late. The 4th year bird, one picture have red and black...
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    Herring Gull - Sweden today

    Dear members and bird watchers! I was out looking for gulls today and there was about 40 Herring Gulls. All different ages. I have learned here on Birdforum to tell the ages of the Herring gulls and I have aged the birds as: Picture #1 - ADULT Picture #2-4 - 4TH CALENDER YEAR, will have babies...