What do gulls eat?
May 18, 2013
|Western Gulls. Photo: RJ Roush|
‘Much that is good and all that is evil has gathered itself up into the Western Gull.
…cruel of beak and bottomless of maw…this gull asks only two question of any other living thing: First, “Am I hungry?” (Ans. “Yes”) Second, “Can I get away with it?” (Ans. “I’ll try).’
|The Archive. Photos: Scarlett Hutchin|
And if none of these were impressive enough evidence of the awesome power of the gull’s gullet, SEFI biologist Pete Warzybok tells me that not only has he seen a Westen Gull catch and swallow a flying Rufus Hummingbird, he has also seen one regurgitate a tennis ball. Yes, seriously, a tennis ball.
|Western Gull. Photo: Scarlett Hutchin|