Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull
Key Largo, Florida, USA
April 2015
Member of the Gulls and Terns Family
§A Scavenging of Gulls§

~true bird fact~ Another bird that was the target of egg and plume hunting in the 19th century and saw a dramatic decline, to the point where there were basically no nesting colonies in the Northeastern US at all. Since all that business stopped, they're doing just fine. It's interesting that something that was once such a major industry, like bird feathers, can just stop abruptly to the point where it now seems like a strange thing to do. Maybe it's a little bit of hope for the future- what natural resources are we exploiting now that we won't be in 200 years?

~and one more thing~ Also, the 'laughing'. Yeah, that's what his call sounds like. I don't know if I should even bother with bird facts so well known, but I guess some people who come to the blog probably are even less bird-knowledgeable than me? Sound off in the comments.

Rude and crude. Doesn't listen to authority figures
Had to grow up early to take care of his family
Seeks support from friends to survive life's struggles
Has few opportunities to express vulnerability and express self

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