“Don’t bother me. I’m eating breakfast.”
“Maybe it needs ketchup.”
“Or maybe I should just leave and not eat it.” said the Great Black Backed Gull.
The above ring billed gull always seems big until I see it next to the great black back gull.
My 2nd Great black backed gull sighting and I just stumbled upon him. He didn’t even notice me. He was busy picking at a fish. He’s the largest gull in the world and fairly rare in central Florida. There’s been one hanging out on a beach not to far away and last spring I made the trip there to find him. It was a foggy morning on the beach in early March. Before stopping to check on the baby owls, I had stopped by the beach to see if anything was there. This was a weird foggy morning. You could barely see when I first got there. When I got to the owl’s nest the fog was starting to lift and the sun was peeking out. Right before lunch, this creepy thick sea fog rolled in and it felt like I was in a shower. It hung around for a while and then cleared up after lunch. You just never know around here.
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