British wildlife recordings
Herring Gull in gale
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Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
This is a recording of a herring gull caught in a gale (location unspecified). Herring gulls are noisy sociable birds which form colonies along coastal regions of the British Isles, venturing more inland during the winter months. These gulls are typical scavengers which will eat almost anything. Consequently they are a familiar site around rubbish tips and refuse areas. Distinctive features of the herring gull are pink legs and a heavy yellow bill marked with a red spot, as well as its loud wails and laughing calls.