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Great Black-backed Gull

Posted on Dec 29, 2015

This Great Black-backed Gull was coming in for a water landing, but what I did not notice at this moment was that it had a free fish meal waiting for it. After it landed it snatched up this easy lunch and went off to try to find a way to eat it without being noticed by any friends. Winter is not the time to be sharing in the natural world. It is a difficult time for our wildlife to survive with harsh conditions making even consistent eating often all too rare. This bird is an adult, but the first-winter birds of many species of birds often suffer the most during these months. This recently turned out to be true for some mammal friends of mine, too. I will write more about that tomorrow…

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Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator