Ring-billed Gull - Click To Enlarge

Rodney Dangerfield Of Birds

They get no respect. Truth be told they don’t help their cause much by hanging out in McDonald’s parking lots.

Ring-billed Gull - Click To Enlarge
Ring-billed Gull – Click To Enlarge

We started walking the river bank looking for eagles the other day and found ourselves surrounded by gulls. This was one of the the first groups seen up river, another sign winter is upon us.

Ring-billed Gull - Click To Enlarge
Ring-billed Gull – Click To Enlarge
Ring-billed Gull - Click To Enlarge
Ring-billed Gull – Click To Enlarge

It’s hard to ignore them when they start doing their acrobatics. Not many birds can match them. Not many as loud either.

Catching birds in flight with a big lens takes practice. The Gulls stay in the same general location and zoom around. What better way to practice. If you miss, wait a second for the next one.

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