Gulls are birds that all people living by the sea have a relationship to. They are as much part of the ocean environment as the fish and the sea itself. According to Wikipedia:
Gulls (often informally Seagulls) are birds in the family Laridae. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, and skimmers, and more distantly to the waders.Furthermore:
They are typically medium to large birds, usually grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They typically have harsh wailing or squawking calls. They have stout, longish bills, and webbed feet. Gull species range in size from the Little Gull, at 120 g (4.2 oz) and 29 cm (11.5 inches), to the Great Black-backed Gull, at 1.75 kg (3.8 lbs) and 76 cm (30 inches)I'm going to show you four pictures of one gull. I have asked an expert which gull it is, but he could only say that it was one who was about one year old and hadn't acquired the white coat typical of adult birds. His guess would be herring gull, or lesser or greater black-backed gull. I'm sure that out there in Blogger space there is someone who would be delighted to tell me.
BTW - the pictures were taken in Bergen Harbour ("Vågen") a couple of weeks ago.
Today's post is part of the the third round of ABC Wednesday. The founder, Denise Nesbitt, has changed the rules to make the system more practical. There is now a no-comment blog where you can post a copy or short version of your post with a link-back to your original post for the full version and comments. Scanning through this no-comment blog will give you a nice Encyclopedia of Es! She has also set up a new site where you can log on via Mr. Linky if you want to do that.