Months associated: All months. Period of breeding: End of April
Herring gull – one of our most common gulls in the category of large gulls. Exactly this species is only found in Northern and Western Europe. The herring gull is closely tied to the sea, and it is particularly known for its size, the very yellow beak with the red spot, the silver-grey back and the small pricking eyes.
The herring gull prefers to breed in colonies on islands by shallow coasts and also by inlets. Herring gulls are often seen in enormous flights, resting on moles and on buildings in ports or floating over ships hoping to find food. The herring gull is omnivorous, as it eats both fish, small animals, birds, carrion and trash.
The herring gull is 54-60 cm and has a wing span of 123-148 cm. Seeing the herrring gull protecting its territory is often a wild sight. it often results in a scrap with broken wings as a result, and the herring gull is therefore often connected with aggression.
The herring gull lays 2-3 eggs from the end of April. They are hatched out by both mates, and the young ones are fully-fledged in 28-30 days.