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Ring-Bill Gull


Ring-Bill Gull
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Copyright: Kris Kearns (kkearns) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 60] (244)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, Canon EF 75-300 f/4.0-5.6 USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-25 15:03
Viewed: 3948
Points: 2
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Ring-Bill Gull on the breakwall by Lake Erie

Cool Facts

Young Ring-billed 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.

Many, if not most, Ring-billed Gulls return to breed at the colony where they hatched. Once they have bred, they are likely to return to the same breeding spot each year, often nesting within a few meters of the last year's nest site. Many individuals return to the same wintering sites each winter too.

Although it is considered a typical large white-headed gull, the Ring-billed Gull has been known to hybridize only with smaller, black-headed species, such as Franklin's, Black-headed, and Laughing gulls.

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Hi Kris & welcome to TN.
I like most the background effect here, it frames the gull well & makes for an attractive image..
Excellent detail/DOF and well exposed. I also like the POV & close-crop comp, just a bit tight at the rear :)
Well done,
Howard

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