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Black Headed Gull Regurgitation Sequence

Observed: 2nd July 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Black-headed Gulls, begging and feeding sequence, Rye Meads, 2012-07-02 005 reduced
Black-headed Gulls, begging and feeding sequence, Rye Meads, 2012-07-02 007 reduced
Black-headed Gulls, begging and feeding sequence, Rye Meads, 2012-07-02 011 reduced
Black-headed Gulls, begging and feeding sequence, Rye Meads, 2012-07-02 013 reduced
Black-headed Gulls, begging and feeding sequence, Rye Meads, 2012-07-02 014 reduced
Black-headed Gulls, begging and feeding sequence, Rye Meads, 2012-07-02 016 reduced
Description:

I was just about to dig out my sandwiches when this happened... Two adult birds, one seemingly begging from the other. I haven't looked closely at what the regurgitation might be.
What's going on?

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AnnaSimpson's picture

It may be, although I'm not

It may be, although I'm not to sure, that they're a breeding pair and they're exchanging food to strengthen their bond.

Simon Walker's picture

Hullo Anna

I think you might be right there; I can't think of a better explanation... :-)