[Tweeters] Gull with starfish

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

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

    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?


Good birding, take care
Steilacoom WA

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