The Eagle He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with the azure world he stands. The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls; He watches from his mountain walls, And like a thunderbolt he falls.
Ring-billed Gull nesting colonies normally include a small % of female couples. Fertilized by a male, each female of the couple lays a clutch of eggs, leading to "superclutches." often the most common & widespread gull in NA, especially inland