Herring Gulls- Western Isles Bird Sightings
Herring gulls have silver-grey backs, white head, neck and underpart. This gulls has black wing tips with white spots or patches. The heavy looking bill has a red spot on underside. Herring gulls have flesh-coloured legs. Immature gulls are speckled brown and grey
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Isle of Lewis , Harris and the Uists - Bird Sightings - Herring Gulls
Adult Herring Gulls have a bright red spot on the lower part of their yellow bill. A chicks peck at this spot when it wants to be fed, stimulating the parent to regurgitate what it last ate, ready to feed the chick.