Catch of the Day
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|California Gull (Larus californicus)|
I'm back from my weekend in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. I enjoyed myself very much, ate lots of fish even brought some back home.. This California Gull also got himself a nice meal, a strange looking fish that I'm posting tomorrow.
This is the state bird of Utah, remembered for assisting Mormon settlers in dealing with a plague of Mormon crickets. A monument in Salt Lake City commemorates this event, known as the "Miracle of the Gulls".
heir breeding habitat is lakes and marshes in interior western North America from Northwest Territories, Canada south to eastern California and Colorado. They nest in colonies, sometimes with other birds. The nest is a shallow depression on the ground lined with vegetation and feathers. The female usually lays 2 or 3 eggs. Both parents feed the young birds.
They are migratory, most moving to the Pacific coast in winter. It is only then that this bird is regularly found in western California.
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- [2009-06-18 1:02]
wow, now this will feed at least a family of 10. *g* he looks like he cannot believe what he caught himself.
nice and kind of funny capture. i wonder what he did with the big fish. well done & best wishes, thor.
- [2009-06-18 12:32]
Hi Everton. I think it wondering what to do with it now. This looks a large bird and well fed and healthy. You have taken a good low POV with good detail .well done TFS.
great scene of this California Gull and his big fish
the bird is well focused and captured in a nice pose
Have a good night