Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Jealous bird

When a bird wants a rest, a bird wants a rest.  This Laughing Bull (Larus atricilla) was keeping and eye on me, but did seemed concerned.  Probably because he was sitting on a pole a few feet out in the water, and I didn't seem the adventurous kind.   I got as close as I could, but he still sat there.  Then I noticed a Willet a little ways down the shore line and turn to take a picture.  When I turned back our gull was gone.  Probably jealous he was getting all the attention.

One thing I did notice in all of this is that nasal passage in their beaks goes all the way through.  I never got close enough to notice that before.

--steve buser

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