Given I am surrounded by seagulls I’m surprised to discover this is the first time I’ve posted about them. This Silver Gull opted for a sunbake after a splash on the edge of the ocean. He/she is a juvenile and later the brown edges on the feathers will fade and the beak and legs will turn red. They are very common in Australia and can be found throughout most of the inland as well as the coastal areas.
Silver gulls prefer to live in small colonies on headlands, islands, lakes and inland waterways and are known to congregate at rubbish dumps and airports.. though why airports attract them I don’t know … perhapes they think the planes are Gods and the gulls are making their version of a holy pilgrimage!!