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Herring gull

Larus argentatus


Juvenile herring gull with its meal


North American shores

No species ID suggestions


auntnance123 3 years ago

looks like a hard clam, mercenaria mercenaria. I recall seeing a documentary about the gulls, I believe it was NC, that took the clams high above the roadways and dropped them to crack them open. Pretty clever.

Maria dB
Maria dB 3 years ago

Hi matimar1 - I think it is some kind of clam but I'm not sure. I don't know much at all about sealife.

matimar1 3 years ago

What does it had in its mouth?

Maria dB
Maria dB 3 years ago

Thank you, Cindy and Luis!

LuisStevens 3 years ago

Great first spotting Maria

Wow, I don't know how I missed this one. Wonderful first spotting!

KarenL 3 years ago

Congratulations on this award winning photo Maria! A worthy first prize winner in your camera club's year-end competition!

luciav1 3 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 3 years ago

Thanks - glad you enjoyed this one!

manuelap1 3 years ago

Wow, this picture is so well taken. I love the bird and the light colors. ;)

matimar1 3 years ago

Wow, incredible photo!

Wild Things
Wild Things 3 years ago

Perfect shot.

GregMasteller 3 years ago

Great action shot!

Maria dB
Maria dB 3 years ago

To Arun: don't know how to add it. When I try to add missions, the scroll bar doesn't work; it just pops back to the top and closes. You can add it if you like.

Arun 3 years ago

Please consider putting this spotting in the ‘Hunter’ mission at

KarenL 3 years ago

Fabulous shot!
Welcome to the Project Noah community Nopayahnah!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 3 years ago

Fantastic photo!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 3 years ago

Nice shot, and welcome to Project Noah!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 3 years ago

Great shot!

North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA

Lat: 34.47, Long: -77.47

Spotted on Sep 8, 2011
Submitted on Jan 1, 2012

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