Mew Gulls

1/3200s at f9.0, ISO:800, Canon EOS-1D X w/800mm, x1.4 converter


The smallest North American white-headed gull, the Mew Gull is commonly described as having a 'gentle' or 'dove-headed' look. Breeds in tundra, marshy areas, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, islands, and coastal cliffs. Winters in near shore waters and coasts, river estuaries, beaches, mudflats, harbors, and sewage outfalls and treatment ponds. It will nest in trees or on the ground. The size of the clutch can be anywhere from 1 to 4.
Nome, AK
 
06/18/2013