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

For more information go to

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/herring_gull/id

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