- The Herring Gulls is a very common bird. The head, body, and tail are white, the bill is yellow with a red spot on the lower tip, and the legs are pink or flesh-coloured. The backs and upper wing surfaces of adult gulls are grey, and the tips of their outermost flight feathers are black with a white spot. Immature birds are a mottled brown and take four years to develop full adult plumage.
- Interesting Fact
- The red spot on the parent’s bill gets pecked at by young chicks, causing the adult (whether experienced or not) to regurgitate food.