After watching the Ring-billed Gulls for awhile, I walked north on the Mon River Trail, which conveniently runs adjacent to the river. This section of the trail is often icy during the winter and today was no exception.
I explored almost two miles of the river, but found only a few additional gulls including a large adult Herring Gull. Herring Gulls are the second most common gull species seen around the Morgantown area. This one was sitting on the opposite shore beside a Ring-billed Gull, which made for a nice size comparison. Note the pink legs of the Herring Gull and the yellow legs of a Ring-billed Gull.
Shortly after finding the Herring Gull, I turned around and headed back to the car. Even though I did not find any rare gulls on today's excursion, I was happy with what I did find. It was a good day to be on the river.