Red-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus scopulinus)
Location: Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand
The weekly Ruby Tuesday photo meme features photos of red things. But last week the meme's founder and host, Mary, suggested that this week the participants all post photos that have just a little red in them.
My choice for this week's "little bit of red" Ruby Tuesday is this Red-billed Gull (Chroicocephalus scopulinus). Although its common name is the Red-billed Gull, please note that he has red feet, too!
The Red-billed Gull is native to New Zealand, where it is called 'Tarapunga' in the Māori language. I photographed this one last December while I was traveling in New Zealand. The photo was taken at Macandrew Bay, on the Otago Peninsula, which is located outside Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island. The gull had stationed itself on a picnic table, apparently hoping for a handout.