Monday, September 13, 2010

So that’s why the are called Herring Gulls.

We have a fat and happy gull population here in Gloucester. I am always surprised when I visit other areas on the coast by the apparent lack of gulls in some areas. Here in Gloucester, the population is thriving because the birds do take advantage of food source from the fishing industry.  In places where the industry has collapsed, the gulls are very few in number.

©2010 ShootingMyUniverse

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9 comments:

Eve said...

They sure know where the easy pickins are Steve!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I love gulls. They are in abundance on the Tennessee River every winter. Great shots!

Susan W. said...

Those are outstanding shots - and very funny. I'm forwarding this post to my husband, who constantly talks about Great Blue Herrings and Heron Gulls. Maybe this will finally set him straight!

Shirley said...
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Shirley said...

The last photo is very well captured. We have an immense population of gulls here in Canada too. Not sure what kind though. They have black wing tips and tail.

Roy said...

They are wise creatures Steve, they go were the money is.{:)

Robin said...

Great shots! Trust a gull to not miss an opportunity

bunnits said...

Wow! Great shots. These guys are amazing. Following up on Giraffe Head Tree's comments, I was amazed the first time I saw them in the Walmart parking lot here in Huntsville, AL. Now I see them in lots of places all over town. Such opportunistic birds, these gulls.

Kelly said...

...smart birds! Love that last shot...and the first and second for that matter!

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