Sunday, December 8, 2013

Gulls Reappear

As winter sets in across the Piedmont, a very common sight -- especially in car parks! -- are Ring Billed Gulls.  Over recent decades these scavengers have expanded their range deep inland.  Even still, many people are surprised to see them outside the "seagull" domain.  I most often spot them at my favorite fried chicken concession where a large flock congregates.  They're understandably attracted to easy pickings.  But I see them at lakes and ponds and know that these birds have better eating habits (than I do?)  And for now, I am quite content not to find them in my back yard!

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