WE SEE GULLS!

WE SEE GULLS!

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We love gulls! These noisy, gregarious and intelligent birds get a bad rap and we’re here to change that perception! Get ready to learn some fun facts and enjoy a great gull coloring sheet!

Gull Fun Facts:

  • Gulls can be found on all the continents.
  • Gulls can drink sea water. They have a gland that allows them get rid of the excess salt.
  • The lava gull is lives in the Galapagos islands and is all black to camouflage in with the volcanic shore lines.  

lava gull

  • Gulls stamp their feet on the sand to mimic the sound of rain. This causes worms to come to the surface and provides the gulls a tasty meal.
  • Gulls are known to use tools, including rocks to open mollusks and using bits of bread to “fish” for fish.
  • Gulls range in size from 29 cm to 75 cm.
  • A group of gulls is called a colony.

gull

  • Gulls have complex systems of communication.
  • Gulls are carnivores, but will scavenge any food they find. DO NOT FEED THESE BIRDS! Human food can lead to aggressive gulls that can be a nusiance!
  • Gulls mate for life.
  • Most gulls do not get their adult plumage until the age of 3 or 4 years old.beach2Sketches - 87

 

Categories: adventure, Animals, birds, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, science, wildlife | 1 Comment

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  1. dangrdafne

    “Gulls stamp their feet on the sand to mimic the sound of rain. This causes worms to come to the surface and provides the gulls a tasty meal.” That is amazing!

    I LOVE that photo of you, Edmond!! *giggles*

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