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Gull

Observed: 19th January 2012 By: ranon.2011ranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birdsranon.2011’s reputation in Birds
19.01.2012 Gull paddling the groound (2)
Description:

What the gull was doing was more interesting than the gull itself and I have seen this before on the same site. The gull was 'paddling' the ground and I assume that it was doing this to disturb insects such as leatherjackets etc. Has anyone else seen this?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) interacts

Comments

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Yes, it is fairly common

Yes, it is fairly common behaviour on the roundabouts and playing fields around here. I think it makes the earthworms emerge.

John Bratton
Menai Bridge