Saturday, April 29, 2006
Ring-billed Gull - Bowring Park
This small gull resembles a herring gull but is more delicate in stature with characteristic bright yellow legs and a clear black band on its yellow bill. It is lighter and more graceful in flight than the larger gulls and is aptly named the Pond Gull for its habit of frequenting freshwater ponds during nesting season. In Newfoundland, it seems to prefer the coastal habitat. Parking lots of fast- food restaurants and city duck ponds appear to have a certain attraction for these birds.