[Tweeters] Gull with starfish

Rolan Nelson rnbuffle at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 12 19:12:32 PST 2008


Dea,
 
My money is on the Gull.  While birding with a group at the Westport Marina last year we came upon a GW Gull with 2/5ths of a much larger starfish in it's mouth.  Over a 20+ minute period, that gull worked the entire starfish in to its mouth. 

Rolan Nelson
Fircrest, WA
rnbuffle at yahoo.com

--- On Wed, 11/12/08, birdmandea at aol.com <birdmandea at aol.com> wrote:

From: birdmandea at aol.com <birdmandea at aol.com>
Subject: [Tweeters] Gull with starfish
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 5:07 PM


Greetings.
    Over the past weekend we went to Vancouver B.C. Bird wise nothing very notable. I did come across a Gull that had caught a starfish too large to swallow. I have seen this once before in person and a couple photos over the years. I guess my question to the group is, could this gull dislodge this starfish by it's self or is this the end of both of them?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25348030@N07/3025537622/

Good birding, take care
Dea
Steilacoom WA






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