Ring-billed Gull – hatch year at Bradford Beach on the Milwaukee Wisconsin lakefront December 3, 2014

Doing some birding on the lakefront in Milwaukee today I came across a gull just a little smaller than the rest. A hatch year Ring-billed Gull along with it some adult Ring-billed Gulls and Herring Gulls too. Some images from today at the beach. Images were taken on December 3, 2014.

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Ring-billed Gull – hatch year

Binomial name: Larus delawarensis

Category: Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

Size: 17.5” long, 48” wing span

Weight: 1.1 lb

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Ring-billed Gull, left hatch year - Ring-billed, adult right

Ring-billed Gull, left hatch year – Ring-billed, adult middle

Ring-billed Gull, left hatch year - Ring-billed, adult right

Ring-billed Gull, left hatch year – Ring-billed, adult right

Ring-billed Gull, left hatch year - Ring-billed, adult right

Ring-billed Gull, left hatch year – Ring-billed, adult right

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

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