Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Ring-billed Gulls, November 8, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
R is for Ring-billed Gulls

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, November 6, 2017
These are juvenile Ring-billed Gulls, Larus delawarensis. When they are mature (at 3-years old), their speckled feathers will be replaced by white, and their back and wings will become a bluish-grey color (with black wing tips). The Gull in front is younger than the other one.

They eat fish, insects, earthworms, grain and fruit, and given the opportunity, will steal food from unwary people who come to the beach for a picnic!

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. Wonderful birds to watch, but they are also very brutal at times.

    Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-WEDNES-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  2. Nice photos! The one in the second shot almost looks like it is posing for you.

  3. Wonderful photos of the ringed-bill gulls ~ for R

    A ShutterBug Explores
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. I still like to watch gulls. Where I grew up (inland) we never saw them, and I remember how excited us kids were to feed them when we went on a trip.... they definitely are opportunistic feeders.....

  5. Three years to mature - that is surprisingly a long time!

  6. Some more great bird pictures...

  7. I am very fond of gulls. Enjoyed these, thank you :). I have also enjoyed going through your old posts. So many super flowers and birds! And others. Great blog Lea!

  8. Hello, this is one gull I can Id. They are fun to watch, great shots. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  9. I'm reminded of the peculiar gulls in Finding Nemo, which may be unfair to the real birds.


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