Sunday, October 18, 2020

The Ring-billed Gull Migration on Kentucky Lake

Recently, I got lucky and snapped a few pics of the Ring-billed Gull while we were boating on Kentucky Lake.



I was thrilled to take these pics and then to top it off, the gull has a fish in his mouth. 



Identification of gulls isn't easy for me but the Ring-billed Gull has a black ring encircling his yellow bill. This ring really made it easy to identify him and I was grateful to see the ring. 




You can see he is pale gray on the top of back of his wings and take a look at his wing tips. Beautiful!!




The gulls are migrating south but I have been watching them for several weeks on the lake. 



You can see his yellow legs in the pic above. He is considered a medium-sized gull and has a shorter bill. 



I was amazed how he kept flying around with the fish in his mouth.



I read that the non-breading adult has a small bit of tan streaking on their neck or head. 







Gulls aren't common in my area so seeing the gull and pelican migration has been exciting. Thanks for stopping by - Judy.

Linking to:

 Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Thursday Favorite Things @ Follow the Yellow Brick Home

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Friday Favorites Link Party @ Penny's Passion on Thursday


Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday 

Mosaic Monday @ Letting Go of the Bay Leaf on Saturday

Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Monday pm 

MET Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch



11 comments:

  1. Judy - congratulations on snapping these fabulous shots of the gull. I also find it very fulfilling when I can identify a bird I haven't seen before! Thanks for linking up to Mosaic Monday!

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  2. Hello Judy,

    Fantastic captures of the gull! I like in a rural area and we see gulls here on parking lots.
    Wishing you a great day and a happy new week!

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  3. It's so exciting to see birds you don't normally see! We are seeing some migratory birds here in FL now too. Love these photos...must have been exciting to take them!

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  4. Great photos Judy! I love the pattern on it's wings!!

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  5. Extraordinary photography!

    Thanks so much for taking time from your day to share this with us all at I'd Rather B Birdin'

    ~Anni

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  6. Beautiful bird in flight and it seems you both made a great catch. Him with the fish and you with the camera.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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  7. Bulls are tough to identify...great photos

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  8. Hello Judy,
    Beautiful post on the Gull! Great collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

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  9. Gulls always seem to be fabulous fliers! Thanks for your post on them.

    Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

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  10. Hello. Interesting post. It is a beautiful gull. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Nice sighting of gulls and photographs also.

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