Silver Gulls on Manly Beach
Silver Gulls are the most common type of seagulls you’ll find in Manly.
Common name: Silver Gull
Scientific name: Larus novaehollandiae (also called Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae)
Approximate length: 40 cm
Date spotted: 26 December 2013
Location: Manly Beach, New South Wales, Australia
The next photo shows a youngster, as indicated by the dappled brown plumage on the wings. The birds often make themselves a shallow pit in the sand to sleep in, as this one has done.
Skimming the wave tops: