Herring Gull

This is the most common species of gull on Lundy and easily recognised as it also the most vocal.

The adult have light grey backs, white underparts and large pink webbed feet.  Their slightly hooked bill is adorned with a bright red spot.  Throughout the summer, flocks congregate on long grassy sidelands to raise their young, of which they usually have two, although can lay up to three eggs.  Young herring gull are mottled brown and it takes them three years to develop their full adult plumage.  They are highly adaptable birds and feed on anything edible that they can find.

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