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Black-legged Kittiwake

Rissa tridactyla

Description:

Mostly white gull with black and the top of the neck. Legs are black and bill is yellow, Last photo shows it being chased by a 1st year Herring gull who was trying to steal the fish it had. Pics 4 and 5 are a different individual in the same location.

Habitat:

In the bay on a whale-watching tour. Several gulls were flying around the boat.

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3 Comments

Jellis
Jellis 5 years ago

I haven't seen one but they are passing our coastline now.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Thanks so much, Jim!

Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 5 years ago

Catching birds in flight, with sharp detail like these, is photographic art. Well Done, Ashley!

AshleyT
Spotted by
AshleyT

Alaska, USA

Spotted on Sep 22, 2015
Submitted on Jan 22, 2016

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