March 4, 2011

Gull Gluttony . . .

 Thursday, March 3rd 

Sunshine and warm temps keep me hiking the beach grateful for Autumn-like days.   


 trash haul

Friday, March 4th

TGIF, but not for this guy . . . . I just don't see how this is going to turn out well . . . .
California Gull eating starfish

Yes, it is an entire starfish stuffed in his mouth. I watched this gull for 20 minutes and the poor creature he tried to consume never moved beyond this point in the bird's beak.

Ahhhhhhhhh . . . . .

The gull kept looking at me as if to say, "damn!, now what do I do?"  I called bird rescue to find out if this was going to turn out well for the gull or the starfish . . . haven't heard back yet.

It's amazing how many cell phones I find on the beach. Now bear with me, this looks like a pretty nice phone to me. It would have been a good trade for my old Motorola flip phone had it not been buried in sand and saturated with sea water.

beach trash

Friday's haul

Every day on the beach is a good day but these winter days have been spectacular! I'll be back tomorrow to see how my gull friend has fared through the night . . . gives me indigestion just thinking about him . . .


  1. Don't worry about the gull too much; some other gull or gulls wil come along and try to take it and it will probably get dislodged (hopefully). Seagulls are the scavengers of the sea and I'm sure it will be ok. If anything it more than lightly regurgitate it if it cab swallow it. But, like you, if I saw it, I would probably fret about it too.

  2. I hope you're right E. I'm not fretting about him, I would feel bad if he stayed in this position for long though . . . it looks rather awkward.

    I'm going to send a few photos to a photographer friend 'Birdman' and get his thoughts. He's a birder and is a wealth of information.


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