Saturday, September 20, 2008

Juvenile Herring Gull

It's tradition to take a walk down to the beach whenever we have a family party. This one was at my aunt's house in East Sandwich, on Cape Cod.

I stopped to take some pictures of this beautiful juvenile herring gull, then moved on and photographed some sanderlings and semipalpated plovers. On my way back; however, I saw the same juvenile gull picking at a dead fish. I took some video of it pecking at it, so if you're squeamish you might want to pass on this one.

Here's the video:

2 comments:

Larry said...

OOh-nasty-going right for the eyes.-Good footage on the video though.

BirdingGirl said...

Yes- it was quite gruesome but I couldn't stop watching! I found it very interesting how it was choosing to approach the fish.