BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

RING-BILLED GULL (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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I took these photos last fall. Many birds had already migrated but this gull had not moved on yet. It was perched so nicely on this fallen tree and shifted positions several times before it flew off. It was doing a fine impression of two bookends. Ring-billed gulls are among the most common gulls in North America, are usually seen in groups and are known to be loud and opportunistic feeders. I thought that this solitary gull, standing quietly, taking in its surroundings an impressive sight. I was pleased to have seen it as I was walking by on that November afternoon.

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25 thoughts on “RING-BILLED GULL (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Good portraits. We get these here but only very rarely – and I’ve even managed to see them! A

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  2. A beautiful gull species! I love the spots and the beak! 🙂

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  3. Both are lovely compositions with the stump and the leave filled water.

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  4. Delightful photos, Belinda. There is so much richness below the water, and the gull is divine. I like seeing the bill with the ring, and his perched stance is especially beautiful.

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  5. Gorgeous photos, Belinda. The gull is so striking against that incredible blue water!

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  6. We have sea gulls that stay here over the winter where there is open water. Often they look so cold. I don’t know why they don’t migrate 🙂

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  7. Great pics. Nice composition.

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  8. I always call them the Rodney Dangerfield of birds….get no respect. They are usually around when we need a good photograph. Nice one.

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  9. I remember a ring billed gull visited our waters a few years ago and all birdwatchers wanted to catch a glimp of it. For you it will be a just a gull perhaps but anyhow, your photo’s of it are great.

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  10. “Which is my good side?” Haha. Beautiful shots.

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  11. Beautiful!!

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