With a Geological Twist
Gulls at Play

 

 

Gulls at Play

I never thought of birds playing until I read an account of crows surfing the wind in the book Gifts of the Crow by John Marzluff and Tony Angell. In Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland I saw a half dozen or so crows who seemed to be playing king of the castle on a weather vane atop a lighthouse. Later, from a bluff overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence, near Corner Brook, I captured a video of a flock of gulls sweeping, twisting, and swooping in a high wind. This epub contains depictions of their flight paths created from stacked frames from the video. I think the gulls were playing. What do you think?

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© by J. Nicholls (2018) Although copyright is claimed for this work, you are free to copy, print, and give away copies. You can even sell copies if you can find someone to buy them. What you are not given permission to do is prevent others from doing the same thing, that is: others can also copy, print, give away, or sell copies. I would appreciate being acknowledged as the source. jim.nicholls@shaw.ca