Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ring-Billed Gull at Beach

The ring-billed gull you can watch run up and down the shoreline sifting the fresh, wet grains of sand for tiny morsels. 
 
The ring-billed gull they eat insects, seeds, grain, fish and garbage. It is often called the "fast food gull" because it often hangs around fast food restaurants scavenging for food.
 
The Ring-billed Gull is a medium-sized gull measuring 16 inches in length with a 4 foot wingspan. Its head, neck, chest and belly are white while its wings and back are a silver-gray. As its name suggests, its beak is a bright yellow with a black ring near the tip.