Monday, July 7, 2014

western gull ~ 07/07/14 ~ at home

I encountered a small surprise as I headed to the laundry room.  Looks like one of this year's Lord of the Dance exited its nest and fell from our roof a little too early.  It's a cute bugger.

ps 08/14/14 - I should note that this little one did not survive the week.  We found it without its head and disemboweled on the side of the road out front.  My friend Bee thought it could have be an opossum that killed the chick.  Over the course of several days, bits went missing until only a pile of feathers remained.  Gross, I know, but hey, it happens.


Jeannette said...

Very cute!

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Looks like the parents have found this errant nestling and are taking care of it on the ground. It sure poops a lot.

Jennifer said...

Awwwww what a little sweetie!