Friday, 24 January 2014

Dancing for worms

I had blogged before on this curious gull behaviour, although that occasion I didn't manage to see the effects of the gull 'dance'. This morning, on the university ground, a Herring gull did the worm dance energetically, and very effectively on the wet grass. I watched as it captured four or five good size worms more or less in the same spot in a few minutes. Breakfast sorted!

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  1. My sister and I were observing this dancing just the other day in Grays Inn: 2 adult gulls and a juvenile , later joined by another adult (probably a good worm spot). I thought that's what they were doing - good to have it confirmed. Great to watch! Poor worms, 1st blackbirds, now this..

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