laughing gull summer
summer plumage


The laughing gull is one of the smaller gulls that visit the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Identifying features of adult laughing gulls include black head (in summer), black-tipped wings, and dark legs and bill. Laughing gulls are often seen together with terns, feeding on schools of baitfish near the surface of the bay.


laughing gull winter
winter plumage



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Gulls and Terns

Aquatic Birds