Ring Billed Gull
|Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot)
|Date Taken: 2014-07-31|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot SX 50 HS|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2014-08-19 9:20|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Our most common scavenger bird is this Ring Billed Gull. In the city they travel in flocks near evening to head to their sleep area on the side of the lake. Nowhere near a sea now days.|
In the late 19th century, this bird was hunted for its plumage. Its population has since rebounded and it is probably the most common gull in North America.
The Ring-billed Gull is sometimes called the "fast food gull" because it often hangs around fast food restaurants scavenging for food.
Young gulls tested at only two days of age showed a preference for magnetic bearings that would take them in the appropriate direction for their fall migration.
A group of gulls has many collective nouns, including a "flotilla", "gullery", "screech", "scavenging", and "squabble" of gulls.
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Very good shot of this gull in good sharpness and good details of plumage.Fine low angle POV and pleasant natural colors.Thanks for sharing,
Hello Trevor-Beautiful species this Gull.Well captured in its natural habitat.Natural colour and sharpness.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar
- [2014-08-19 12:47]
Hi Trevor,good capture despite the difficult light,excellent detail and colors in the typical pose too,it seems very friendly with the photographers..ehehe...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
- [2014-08-20 13:16]
Nice photo of this juvenile gull in difficult backlight. Good sharpness and natural colours. Fine composition.
Ciao Trevor. Lovely compo here. Good colours results despite the difficult light. Very good details.
Again a difficult light but well-managed. Ring-billed gull is a vagrant in Europe however have never been recorded in my country. Turkish birders will expect to see one of these :) Good to see it in this plumage.