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Herring Gull






A Herring Gull has a small reddish/brownish mark on its lower bill, and then there are those outrageous pink legs and pink duck feet.   high-res



Herring Gulls have very long narrow wings, with black wingtips. They are excellent gliders and they can even hover in a wind. I took these 3 photos on the Lock 6 rapids of the Hudson River, October 2017.   high-res



Herring Gulls are the river's trash collector, their specialty is dead fish, but they're happy with whatever floats down the river. They actively hunt crabs and marine critters on the rapids.   high-res

The Herring Gull, a precision flyer.




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