Cock-eyed optimism in Vancouver! People told Ian he might have “fowl” weather while visiting there – looks like they were right! ”This is from the balcony of the Sandman Hotel by English Bay. I was attending the Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference and during our working lunch he was perched on the railing. I named this true Sea Gull Pedro and apparently his schedule allowed for lunch, because he helped himself to the crumbs from my bran muffin”.
DID YOU KNOW? Gulls are able to drink both salt water and fresh water. They can drink salt water because they have “salt glands” that remove the salt content from the water. The gulls then eliminate the salt through their nostrils. Gulls that live near large bodies of water dine on fish, worms, reptiles, even other birds – both alive and dead. When they see an opportunity disguised as lunch – they take it! Gulls can also adapt very easily to where and what they eat, which we have seen for ourselves at garbage dumps.
PROOF POSITIVE THAT FRESH AIR PHOTOS ARE EVERYWHERE. TAKE A LUNCH BREAK AND TAKE A PICTURE. OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY!