Thursday, July 28, 2011
Photos du Jour - Model Gull
I was walking at the beach one day and saw this laughing gull. (That's the gull's name - he wasn't actually laughing! They do make a really loud cawing noise.)
He walked towards me as I took pictures.
Maybe he was hoping I had bread with me!
Unfortunately, I didn't have anything to feed him to pay for his modeling services.
A smallish gull with a black head, the Laughing Gull is abundant along the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Infrequently found away from the ocean, it takes advantage of human habitat modifications, foraging in parking lots and dumps, and breeding on dredge spoil islands. (Info from the internet.)