Earlier this month when I took my quick trip around the state I had stopped at Fort Desoto in St Petersburg. I had found a nice little flock of Gulls and Terns and had sat down in the sand to watch and photograph them. There were mostly Laughing Gulls and Royal Terns with a few Forsters and Sandwich Terns thrown in.
Shortly after sitting down I noticed a larger Gull fly in and for the next half hour a very stubborn Herring Gull kept me very entertained and this is his story.
Right after he flew in he noticed a really large clam shell that was not opened up and he seemed to think this would make for a fine breakfast.
He pecked at it for a short time with no success at all so he decided to use his head and find another way of opening it.
For the next half an hour I watched him try at least a half-dozen times to crack open his breakfast … only one problem … he kept dropping it on the soft sand.
I was starting to feel really bad for him as he was expending a huge amount of effort on what I knew was going to be an unsuccessful adventure. I’m not sure if he ever did crack it open but he did fly off with it and hopefully he found a parking lot to help him get his well deserved breakfast.
I’ve heard of Gulls performing this behaviour before but to actually witness it was fantastic.
Thank you so much for visiting and I hope everyone has a fantastic day and has a chance to get outdoors and experience some of God’s wonders!