Subject: Re: gulls eat birds
Date: May 3 13:37:49 1995
From: Phyllis Nelson - panelson at u.washington.edu


Over at Sinclair Inlet, they also swallow *whole* oversized mini stale
bagels (bigger than a sparrow/wren) tossed into the water! They look
like they have a goiter until it goes down.
One took two at a time so probably wasn't hungry again for awhile!


On Wed, 3 May 1995, H. Cui wrote:

> This story will be redundant to those readers of the
> previous gull_eats_birds thread, but It seems appropriate
> to repeat it.
>
> Two gull predation stories:
>
> 1. A man feeding ducks at Green lake described to me a time when
> a gull (presumably Glauc-winged) among the feeding-frenzied
> denizens became impatient and grabbed a House Sparrow, swallowing
> it whole.
>
> 2. A Scottish friend told of Greater black-backed Gulls along the
> north Scottish coast taking puffins on the wing, also swallowing
> them whole.
>
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