Feb 212014
 
Ring-billed Gull - Spillway Congregation

We get a lot of Ring-billed Gulls in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as the migratory birds move south for the winter. In North Texas, Ring-billed Gull have predictable behaviors and can be found throughout the city on lakes and ponds. They are also a common fixture on large parking lots like those around shopping centers.

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Mar 042013
 
Ring-billed Gull - In the Air

Ring-billed Gulls on the wing at Woodlake Pond in Carrollton, Texas. Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Feb 16, 2013 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Water-Lake Type of Behavior – Flying Gender – Mixed Maturity – Mixed Observer – Chris Jackson Main

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Feb 282013
 
Ring-billed Gull - Gulls on the Ground

We stopped by Woodlake Pond in Carrollton a couple of weekends ago looking for banded Ring-billed Gulls. No luck on the banded birds, but we had a lot of fun taking pictures on this beautiful winter afternoon! Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Feb 16, 2013 Time of Day – Afternoon

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Jan 202013
 
Ring-billed Gull - Woodlake Pond

Ring-billed Gulls observed at Woodlake Pond in Carrollton, Texas. Observation Details County – Denton City – Carrollton Date – Dec 18, 2003 Time of Day – Afternoon Temperature – Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Water-Lake Type of Behavior – Congregating Gender – Mixed Maturity – Mixed Observer – Chris Jackson Main Article –

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Dec 022012
 
Ring-billed Gull - McCommas

Ring-billed Gull observed near the McCommas Bluff Landfill in South Dallas. The Gulls were photographed at various times of the morning between dawn and noon. Observation Details County – Dallas City – Dallas Date – Nov 21, 2012 Time of Day – Morning Temperature – Cool (50-69°F/10-21°C) Weather – Clear Habitat – Commercial-Landfill Type of

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Mar 022012
 

Ring-billed Gulls like parking lots, perhaps because parking lots are large and uniformly flat, much like the surface of a body of water. These birds were observed in the parking lot of Super Target in Richardson, Texas. This congregation gulls was mostly just hanging out, but there were a few things of note going on

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Feb 242012
 

These Ring-billed Gulls were photographed in North Lakes Park in Denton, Texas. This group of gulls had gathered on the dirt road that runs along the west side of Soil Conservation Service Site 16 Reservoir (a small lake). Sometime when I observe Ring-billed Gulls, the majority of the birds will be on the water. Other

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Jan 202012
 

This photography session was inspired by a comment left on an earlier article about Ring-billed Gulls. The commenter was a researcher operating out of Quebec, and he was curious to see if we had spotted any of his banded gulls here in Dallas. You can read more about his project here: gull.uqam.ca As it turns

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Dec 282011
 

We discovered these gulls on one of the many small lakes in the general vicinity of Hebron Parkway and I-35. Also in close proximity are the Trinity River and the DFW Landfill. The landfill alone may best explain this large congregation of gulls. At one point during the observation the gulls became agitated and took

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