Ring-billed Gull

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Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed gull in flight

One of many Ring-billed Gulls flying around Findlay Reservoir in Findlay, Ohio. Look for the ring around any gull you see. It is a good possibility it will be the widely distributed Ring-billed Gull.
Ring-billed Gull eating a fish that is almost as big as it is

One of the first gulls I saw eating fish. It is interesting how you can go through life without even considering some things. I hope you learn something new each day about the world around you.

Though often called seagulls, many gulls live in the country's interior regions. The correct term for these birds is just gulls. You can relax. There is no tax on you using the term seagull.

Adult gulls are often white or gray with black markings. Juveniles are usually brown and gray and not as handsome as adults. A young gull may take 1 to 4 years to achieve the distinctive markings of an adult.

They have very loud and harsh wailing or squawking calls. The gulls displayed on this page are all Ring-billed Gulls. Ring-billed Gulls are seen throughout most of North America. They are identified by their yellow bill with a black ring near the front of the bill. There is no red or yellow spot on their bill.

Gulls are omnivores and eat various live or dead animals or vegetation. They will scavenge opportunistically.

Gulls are found in large groups. There are around 50 species of gulls worldwide, including at least 28 species in North America.

Gulls weigh about 4 pounds and are 11.5 to 32 inches tall, depending on the species. Ring-billed Gulls are 18-19 inches tall and weigh 1 pd 5 ounces.

I was always fascinated by how light most birds are even, though they look big.

I will never forget the first time I "really" saw a gull when I was in Rhode Island. It shocked me that the gull came above my knee.

Ring-billed gull taking off from a lake

A Ring-billed Gull lifting off Cedar Pond at Carriage Hill MetroPark leave a trail of water flying after it.

Ring-billed Gulls return to breed at the colony where they hatched most of the time. They will use the same breeding sites yearly, often within feet of their last nest.

Ring-billed Gull on the water's edge.

A Ring-billed Gull is standing on the edge of the water at Maumee Bay State Park in Ohio as the water splashes around it.

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