Appearance: The herring gull is a large bird about 25″ long. They’re pal gray above with a white head and underparts. The head has brown specks except for the summertime when it’s pure white. They have yellow eyes and bills, and pink legs.
Diet: Fish, marine life (shellfish, sea urchins, crabs…), insects, other bird eggs, and bird nestlings.
Feeder food: They don’t visit feeders.
Habitat: Open water areas both coastal and inland.
Migration: Herring gulls are migrators. In winter, they either remain in their year-round range (southern Alaska and east cost south to South Carolina) or migrate south to Washington, the west coasts of Oregon & California, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, southwest Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, and Mexico’s coasts.