Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Something's Fishy!

If you live along a shoreline as I do, gulls are a constant presence and sometimes it's easy to overlook them. But this pair was hard not to notice since they were playing a fun little game of tug-o-war with a fish one of them had managed to land. Check out this adult Western Gull (I think) and first winter Western Gull (I think) as they argue over fish rights. I'm lousy at gull ID (who isn't?) so feel free to correct me in the comments. The captions tell the tale.
"Hey, get lost, this is my fish!"

"Mine, I'm tellin' ya!"

"C'mon, get LOST, would ya?!"

"Don't even THINK about it!"

"Hey, no fair! Give it back!"

"Damn you, gimme back my fish!"

"Now buzz off, pal, it's MINE!"

"Again?! Damn you!"

""Hell, I give up. Let's just share!"


  1. So much fun! That's quite a catch. A great series of photographs featuring bird behavior!

  2. Nicely captured. I would just add that the juvenile should have more respect for his elders.

  3. Hi Jann, Sure missed your blog while I was traveling. What a neat post here ... sure puts a smile on the face. Thanks for sharing! John