Friday, January 20, 2006

Friday Gull Blogging

Common birds, even the "dirty" ones that crowd the plazas of urban areas, can be quite beautiful when seen in the right light. Here are some ring-billed gulls - one of the most common species in Washington - that I photographed recently.

Adult and first-winter gulls bask in the late-afternoon sun.

A first-winter gull.

An adult inspects the photographer. In basic (winter) plumage, adult gulls have very finely-streaked heads.

An adult in winter plumage.

Visit the Friday Ark #70 for the rest of the animals.