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Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
The Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) is a common and widespread North American gull. The species breeds in a variety of habitats across the northern United States and much of Canada and winters in the central and southern United States as well as Mexico and Central America. The first-winter bird shown here was at Port Aransas, Nueces Co., Texas in December, 1986. This shot was taken with an Asahi Pentax Spotmatic and a Vivitar 400mm lens.
The adult Ring-billed Gull shown here was on East Beach, Galveston, Galveston Co., Texas, in February, 1998. This shot was taken with a Canon T-90 and Sigma 500mm F/4.5 lens on Fuji Sensia film.
The adult Ring-billed Gull in flight shown here was at Pueblo, Pueblo Co., Colorado, in November, 2000, and was photographed with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 300mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender on Fuji Velvia.
The adult Ring-billed Gull shown here was at Portland, San Patricio Co., Texas, in December, 2002. This is a digital image taken with a Canon D-60 and EF 300mm F/2.8 L lens and 2X extender.
The adult Ring-billed Gull on the right was at Lake Tohopekaliga, Osceola Co., Florida, in February, 2007. It was photographed with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 500mm F/4 L IS lens.
This immature Ring-billed Gull was photographed at the same location and time as the shot just above.
The next 9 shots of Ring-billed Gulls of various ages were taken at Port Aransas, Nueces Co., Texas, in February, 2010, with a Canon EOS 1D Mark III and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.
The adult Ring-billed Gulls in the next two shots were on South Padre Island, Cameron Co., Texas, in December, 2010. These shots were taken with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV and an EF 800mm F/5.6 L IS lens.
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
adult
Port Aransas,
Nueces Co., Texas
7 February 2013
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
Mission Bay,
along Mission Bay Drive,
San Diego,
San Diego Co., California
14 November 2013
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
immature
Lake Walter E. Long,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
24 December 2013
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
immature bird - in flight
Bolivar Flats,
Galveston Co., Texas
28 March 2015
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
immature bird - in flight
Bolivar Flats,
Galveston Co., Texas
28 March 2015
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
adult
Magnolia Beach,
Calhoun Co., Texas
23 December 2015
Lat 28.560527, Lon -96.537791
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
adult
Texas City Dike,
Texas City,
Galveston Co., Texas
13 January 2017
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
adult
Texas City Dike,
Texas City,
Galveston Co., Texas
13 January 2017
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
adult
with Laughing Gulls behind
Port Arthur,
Jefferson Co., Texas
15 January 2017
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
adult
Pass Christian,
Harrison Co., Mississippi
18 February 2017