Laughing Gull

Monday, June 30, 2008

Who says gulls can’t be good-looking? This sharp dresser is a Laughing Gull. I think. I’m pretty sure. After that Least Tern debacle I’ve lost all certainty. Look, I’m a photographer, not a birder. How very Michael Jackson of me.

According to Sibley and other sources these birds are amongst the most populous gulls on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. While I see them every year, I never see them in great numbers so perhaps they don’t have as big a population here as they do in more southerly climes. JK

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