Thursday, June 16, 2016

TOOWOON BAY - SILVER GULLS - 16 JUNE 2016

I was at Toowoon Bay and decided to have a cup of coffee just above the beach.


The view was nice and I was soon joined by a flock of silver gulls.


Normally, these birds tend to be noisy and squabble a lot but today they were quiet and appeared thoughtful.


It was nice enjoying my coffee with such delightful company.

INFO

The Silver Gull has a white head, tail and underparts, with a light grey back and black-tipped wings. In adult birds the bill, legs and eye-ring are bright orange-red.

The Silver Gull is found at virtually any watered habitat and is rarely seen far from land. Birds flock in high numbers around fishing boats as these leave or return to the coast, but seldom venture far out to sea.

Silver Gulls nest in large colonies on offshore islands. Often two broods will be raised in a year, and both adults share nest-building, incubation and feeding duties. Eggs are laid in a shallow nest scrape, lined with vegetation.

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