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  • Steve

    on July 16, 2009

    The likely explanation is that the gull has just finished bathing and, now in flight, is shaking water off of its head. Note the water drops in the air just in front of the wing and just above the tail. Also note the ruffled and wet looking belly feathers. (I have a photo of a royal tern doing this same thing.)

  • Kate

    on July 16, 2009

    Amazing photo- a h. gull with last a real application for that great old joke!

  • Harry

    on July 14, 2009

    I could see a Raven pulling this off but a gull? Here is a bird showing they do just want to have fun sometimes -- this sure makes ya wonder about the optimal foraging theory, eh? Hope you get to Newfoundland next.

  • Shawn

    on July 13, 2009 eye-level photo of a Black-throated Green.