Jan 14 2013

Fish Fight

Published by at 7:20 am under Bird Behavior,Water and Shore

I love this photo that Steve Gosser posted on Facebook last week. 

Textbooks describe ring-billed gulls as opportunistic feeders, “exploiting chances offered by immediate circumstances without reference to moral principle.”*

No respecters of age or experience, the top gull is a “teenager” (a second winter immature), the bottom one an adult. 

There are loads of fish in Lake Erie but one of them decided to steal a fish from his neighbor rather than catching one on his own.

Fish fight!

(photo by Steve Gosser)

 

(*) per Google’s dictionary

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