We discovered a Lesser Black-backed Gull X Herring Gull
pair on Appledore Island, Maine, in 2007 (Ellis et al.
numbers have declined over recent years with more than half the UK breeding population confined to fewer than 10 sites in the UK.
Such behaviour characterises the very soul of the herring gull
, which is hallmarked by opportunism and an ability to be at home in a variety of environments.
The Herring Gull
is an opportunist species that is quick to learn and ready to take advantage of a variety of food sources," the literature says.
The main species of gull we see in Middlesbrough is the herring gull
RSPB On north Wirral, a possible American herring gull
would be a big rarity if confirmed, and popular if it proved less mobile
The herring gull
has been almost as successful as human at adapting to the urban environment, they see buildings as artificial cliffs and an ideal place to breed.
Structure of the New England Herring Gull
went on to win the Irish Grand National that same year, and the trainer's other three winners of that F airyhouse Easter highlight were Vulpine (1967), Dim Wit (1972) and Luska (1981).
FOXES A recent population explosion has led to an estimated 33,000 urban foxes in Britain; BADGER Spotted sometimes; SPARROWHAWK Birdwatchers' favourite but can be vicious; HERRING GULL
You know this winter visitor is around by its loud squawking; OTTERS Cleaner rivers and fewer pesticides mean there are now otters present in more than 100 towns and cities; ROE DEER An increasingly common sight; MAGPIE Rare 30 years ago, the magpie can be seen in most gardens; SQUIRREL; Grey variety are townies; PEREGRINE FALCON The soaring bird is a magnificent new sight for wildlife lovers in our towns
Poppy, a nine-year-old Yorkshire terrier was attacked by a herring gull
in her owner's Devon garden and left to bleed to death with a fractured skull.
The herring gull
Larus argentatus as a likely transmitting agent of Salmonella montevideo to sheep and cattle.