Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I.D. Tip: Black-headed Gull

[One of two Black-headed Gulls with Bonaparte's Gulls near the Cape May Ferry Terminal last Sunday. BHGU is slightly paler than BOGU, a sometimes useful feature when the birds are distant and bare parts colors are not evident. Both the bonies and the 2 Black-headed Gulls had earlier been foraging for bits of food stirred up by the ferry props, a good place to look for them. Click to enlarge.]


  1. OK, for us dummies, which are the black headed gulls? They all look the same to me.

  2. Hi Debi! The second one from the right is the Black-headed Gull - it's a bit paler than the Bonaparte's Gulls and has red bill (dull in winter) and legs.