Uncommon Common Gulls
There’s a young Common Gull, Larus canus, flying past. They are very elegant fliers:
Just as we have done for much of our wildlife, we have transformed their lives. Their usual diet is worms, insects, fish and carrion, but a large proportion of their diet is now human rubbish.
This one, however, is having the benefit of a Westray adolescence, with a healthy natural diet. There’s nothing but the finest fish and carrion for them here.
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