Ring-billed Gull

H.J. Ruiz - Avian101

The photographs  of the bird that I’m featuring today were shot at different times in several locations.

The Ring-billed Gull is a medium-sized gull. The head, neck and underparts are white; the relatively short bill is yellow with a dark ring; the back and wings are silver gray; and the legs are yellow. The eyes are yellow with red rims. This gull takes three years to reach its breeding plumage; its appearance changes with each fall molt.

Their breeding habitat is near lakes, rivers or the coast in Canada and the northern United States. They nest colonially ( Large groups) on the ground, often on islands. This bird tends to be faithful to its nesting site, if not its mate, from year to year.

Ring-billed Gull

They are migratory and most move south to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of North America, also the Great…

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