Before it turned chilly we ran up to Door County for a little exploration.
There were several gulls around but I thought this Herring Gull was pretty funny standing on a rock.
Scratching his itch while Lake Michigan waves crashed into his rock.
And his friend enjoyed the waves nearby. While many gulls migrate south for the winter a good many of the Herring Gulls stay along the Great Lake coasts.
I am not sure if this juvenile gull is a Herring Gull or a Ring-billed Gull since both were present and both juveniles look similar. It takes four years for a Herring Gull to attain his adult plumage and only three years for the Ring-billed.
Uh-oh, be careful Mr Ring-billed, don’t fall off your rock. Notice his yellowish legs? Did you notice the Herring’s are pink? Knowing that, which one do you think that is in the background?
Were you right?
The Ring-billed Gull can be found all over the state in the summer but during winter he returns to the lakeshores.
Bye-bye Gull! *waving*
Hello, sexy! *smooches*
You’re getting a little close now, maybe I should start backing up. Run!