Cannot believe it! For 3 years in a row, Stanley, my campsite Ring-billed Gull has returned. He comes when called by name, sits with me on my deck when I read a book, and allows no other gulls on my site. Aerial combats are sometime breathtaking. And remember the fishing tale I told you last year? He sure is a one of a kind!!
Took this picture of him (?) on June 21. How close up do you dare to get! Note the red eyes. The red disappears during the summer, along with the red colour at the corners of the mouth (gape).
Barb Evett, Woodland Campsite, Lakehurst, ON
Note: See July 6, 2015 for the amazing fishing tale that involves Stanley.