Flock of gulls spotted in parts of eastern Kentucky

If you thought 2020 was weird.... There are sea gulls in eastern Kentucky.
Published: Feb. 12, 2021 at 9:30 PM EST
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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - If you thought 2020 was weird.... There are sea gulls in eastern Kentucky.

WKYT viewers sent us photos from Pikeville, Booneville and Jackson.

We checked the National Audubon Society’s Field Guide, and based on what we see, we think these are Ring-billed Gulls.

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According to the field guide, it’s common for these birds to migrate to Kentucky, and live in Kentucky during the winter.

The birds like fresh water as much as salt water, and they’re the most common gull in North America.

The Kentucky Ornithological Society says ring-billed gulls are one of six species that can/do live in Kentucky.

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