Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Comfortable

around humans
at Presque Isle Pennisula, Lake Erie, PA

Ring-billed Gull
Familiar acrobats of the air, Ring-billed Gulls nimbly pluck tossed tidbits from on high. Comfortable around humans, they frequent parking lots, garbage dumps, beaches, and fields, sometimes by the hundreds. These are the gulls you're most likely to see far away from coastal areas—in fact, most Ring-billed Gulls nest in the interior of the continent, near freshwater. A black band encircling the yellow bill helps distinguish adults from other gulls—but look closely, as some other species have black or red spots on the bill.




3 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos of the gulls! I love the deep blue water!

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  2. This is a very common gull but still so beautiful, especially in flight in a blue sky.

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  3. these are a first for me, love the ring around the bill, looks like someone painted it there..

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