September 03, 2013

Balls of feathers

Balls of feathers by ricmcarthur
Balls of feathers, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
These are herring gull chicks stretching their legs under the watchful eye of an adult.
The nest is on a sand bar in Rondeau Bay.
Herring gulls can live for up to 32 years.

Scientific stuff:

Large, slender gull with long billPale grey back, bright white underparts.
Stout yellow bill with red spot near tip of lower half.
Pink legs.

Larus argentatus

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