june 14 gull

June 15 – Ring-bill Gull says “you lookin’ at me?”  Sunny, summer day and this guy was at the Goodwill parking lot.  His compatriot was in the shade – a smarter gull, evidently.  It occured to me that I was trying to get pictures of all the birds on my life list, so I stopped to take this picture.  I took one of the bird in shade, but he didn’t have the intense stare this one did and I like that stare for some reason.   Ring-bills are pretty much the only gulls we see in Cadillac.  There are Herring Gulls near the Great Lakes, but I’ve only ever seen Ring-bills (or RB gull, as I note them in my bird journal) here.