Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull
Yellow bill with a complete black band encircling it mid-length. Yellow legs and feet.

Breeds on prairies and lakes of Canada, mid-Western states and North Great Basin South to NE California.

The ring-billed gull is a winter visitor to Texas. Present August through May on bays, in the Gulf, on beaches, estuaries and lakes. The only creature I know of that regularly eats Portuguese Man of War. Works bait fish alongside other gulls and terns.

Length 28" to 21"
Wingspan 47.5" to 50"