Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Funny Activity of a Herring Gull

Herring Gull on the Cobbles
During our bird walk, we notice a herring gull up on the cobbles apparently turning somersaults.  This was weird.  A herring gull was walking somewhat like it was drunk and couldn't keep its footing.  When I was down on the sand that seem to walk better.  I continue to watch it and wonder traveled back up onto the rocks, I was able to obtained some pictures of its unusual activity.  The other interesting thing, was that you could approach to within a couple of feet of this herring gull, before it would walk away.  I wonder if it ate something that affected it?

Herring Gull on the Cobbles

Herring Gull Walking on the Sand
Herring Gull Turning a Somersault

Herring Gull Turning a Somersault

Herring Gull Turning a Somersault

Herring Gull Turning a Somersault

Herring Gull Turning a Somersault