Sabine's Gull on Nest
Xema sabini or Larus sabini

f7.1 @ 1/2000, ISO:800, Nikon D300S w 500mm and 1.4X tele-extender


"Sabine's Gull," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Sabine's Gull breeds in colonies on coasts and tundra, laying two or three spotted olive-brown eggs in a ground nest lined with grass. It is very pelagic outside the breeding season. It takes a wide variety of mainly animal food, and will eat any suitable small prey. It also steals eggs from nesting colonies of Arctic Terns.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
06/27/2011