My name does not suit me at all, an excuse to quarrel and brawl
My hood is really a brown, by winter all white but a frown
A ‘sea’ gull I am certainly not, town and country I prefer quite a lot
I eat worms, insects and fish, or at the landfill an exotic dish
Hurry up bro…
Last week I enjoyed a real treat. I had the honour of visiting a gullery. I knew it was going to be a memorable experience, but wow … It felt like there was a gull nest every few inches, avoiding stepping on them was dizzying.
The eggs were assorted colours. Different shades of brown, blue, green. Exquisite to see. And I was curious to why? Does it depend on what mommy gull ate that day?
But it wasn’t just eggs. I was not expecting to see chicks. Fuzzy, teeny weeny, leopard-print chicks. Who would have thought a gull chick would be so Bet Lynch!
Black-headed gull (Larus ridibundus).