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Ring-billed Gull Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Ring-billed Gulls are the most common Gull in the state by far, a bird you may see in any season, and in a surprisingly large variety of habitats.  As with many common birds, it's easy to take them for granted, and thus, as you can see from the photos below, I went about 10 years without adding much for new photos of them here! But my favorite is more recent, from January 2nd, 2021 near Pierre, South Dakota, of a bird that was flying right towards me and checking me out. A common bird but an uncommon pose and photo for me.

Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 1 - Larus delawarensis  Ring-billed Gull 2 - Larus delawarensis Ring-billed Gull 3 - Larus delawarensis Ring-billed Gull 4 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 1

October 7th, 2017
Wall Lake, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 2

March 18th, 2007
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 3

March 18th, 2007
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 4

November 2nd, 2002
Gavin's Point Dam, South Dakota / Nebraska

Ring-billed Gull 5 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 6 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 7 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 8 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 5

November 6th, 2005
Below Oahe Dam, near Pierre, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 6

July 18th, 2004
Below Oahe Dam, near Pierre, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 7

July 18th, 2004
Below Oahe Dam, near Pierre, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 8

November 3rd, 2002
Gavin's Point Dam, South Dakota / Nebraska

Ring-billed Gull 9 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 10 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 11 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 12 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 9

November 11th, 2004
Gavin's Point Dam, South Dakota / Nebraska

Ring-billed Gull 10

March 18th, 2007
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 11

March 18th, 2007
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 12

March 18th, 2007
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 13 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 14 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 15 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 16 - Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull 13

March 18th, 2007
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 14

March 18th, 2007
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 15

September 14th, 2007
Gavin's Point Dam, South Dakota / Nebraska

Ring-billed Gull 16

June 21st, 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota
Ring-billed Gull 17 - Larus delawarensis Ring-billed Gull 18 - Larus delawarensis Ring-billed Gull 19 - Larus delawarensis Ring-billed Gull 20 - Larus delawarensis 

Ring-billed Gull 17

April 21st, 2013
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 18

January 2nd, 2021
Near Pierre, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 19

January 2nd, 2021
Near Pierre, South Dakota

Ring-billed Gull 20

October 21st, 2016
Wall Lake, South Dakota
Ring-billed Gull 21 - Larus delawarensis       

Ring-billed Gull 21

October 7th, 2017
Wall Lake, South Dakota
 
     

Click here for the species description page for the Ring-billed Gull.


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