Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)

Smaller gull, less frequent than the common, very similar Ring-billed gull. Herring gull can be observed within flocks of Ring-billed gulls.

How To Identify

Although very similar to the Ring-billed gull, the Herring gull can be identified by its red spot on the beak. Size may be another hint as the Herring gull loves to be in flocks of Ring-billed gulls which are smaller.

Where and When to Spot

Less common, can be spotted all year long along rivers. I usually see them at Rapids Park Lachine in resting flocks of gulls on elevations within the river.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Rapids Park Lachine

    Saturday, March 31, 2018

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/800s
    Aperture f10.0
    ISO 720

Taxonomy

Charadriiformes
Laridae
Larus argentatus