Living only an hour's drive from the coast, I often have the opportunity of seeing this largest of North Atlantic gulls, the Great Black-backed Gull, in a beautiful natural setting of rugged coastline and powerful Fundy tides. The grace- fullness and dignity of this large gull seems more aptly portrayed there, than of those gulls photographed in a farmer's field or a mall parking lot. With a wingspan of around 65" just imagine the size of these gulls! Other identifying features of this adult gull are its pink legs, white head, red orbital ring around its eyes, and a yellow bill with a red spot.
This last photo, above, from my photo archives, is of Great Black-backed Gulls looking for Gaspereau along the North Oromocto River.