Caption: Robert Letcher is no stranger to challenging field studies, be it an excursion to Canada's Arctic or gathering eggs from herring gull
This picture of a herring gull
, by Steve Young, won the top prize at the British Wildlife Photography Awards
Freshly laid herring gull
eggs were collected from four nesting colonies at different locations on Great Slave Lake: 1) Yellowknife Bay in the North Arm; 2) Francois Bay in the East Arm; 3) Egg Island, near the Slave River Delta; and 4) Brabant Island, near the head of the Mackenzie River (Fig.
Structure of the New England Herring Gull
There are the family of birds called gulls and terns and then there are the individual species, such as herring gulls
, black-headed gulls, Arctic terms and so on, he'll patiently and pedantically explain.
SCARRED AND SCARED Gary admits that the sight of a herring gull
now makes him nervous
In 2000-04 herring gulls
were nesting on 160 properties in South Shields, 16 in Jarrow and 482 in Sunderland.
In this pilot study, the prevalence and patterns of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli cultured from wild herring gull
(Larus argentatus) feces and human wastewater at Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, was compared.
"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.
I do not condone the way this particular herring gull
was treated, but in many areas they have become vermin.
's victory in the 1968 Totalisator Champion (now Royal & SunAlliance) Novices' Chase was the first Cheltenham Festival success for the Goresbridge maestro.
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