April 03, 2014

He had a head when I triggered the shutter.


Really he did. It is a ringed bill gull and it is a little hard to id without seeing its ringed bill.



Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gulls near Tampa Bay, Florida, became accustomed to feasting on garbage at an open landfill site. Then, in 1983, operators replaced the dumping grounds with closed incinerators. The thwarted scavengers found themselves another open dump, but the pattern continues all across the gull's range. When waste-management practices shift from open landfills to closed incinerators, gull numbers often drop.

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