Thursday, May 30, 2013

Photo: A Disturbance of Seagulls

I'm told that the correct term for a group of them is, of course, a flock of seagulls, but this is no 1980s English New Wave band we're talking about here. Out west in Metro Vancouver, crows may hold dominion over much of the area but when you get close to the water, the seagulls are firmly in charge. In this photo, dozens of them were interrupted in the course of their leisurely drifting on the waters of Burrard Inlet, or whatever the hell it is seagulls do when they're on the water, by the passage of a small boat that is heading right for them.

I suppose that's why they have wings. Because of their long history of being hunted by small boats for tens of thousands, perhaps millions, of years.

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