Seagulls Flying with Loot

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Excited Over Their Loot

Excited over their loot of a heel of bread, these Ring-Billed Gulls were shrieking and swooping. It was a thrill to see their excitement!

Familiar acrobats of the air, Ring-billed Gulls nimbly pluck tossed tidbits from on high. Comfortable around humans, they frequent parking lots, garbage dumps, beaches, and fields, sometimes by the hundreds. These are the gulls you’re most likely to see far away from coastal areas; in fact, most Ring-billed Gulls nest in the interior of the continent, near freshwater. A black band encircling the yellow bill helps distinguish adults from other gulls, but look closely, as some other species have black or red spots on the bill.

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