Sorry for the sporadic posts lately. I have been back and forth from PA to NJ the last few weeks which was making it hard for me to keep up with my posts.
These images were taken at the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park back on March 1, 2013. Not a lot new that day except for a few Snow Buntings in their winter plumage. I was only able to get one not so good photo of them as they flew off as soon as they saw me.
It was a cloudy, rainy day even though the weather forecast claimed it was supposed to be sunny. The seagulls must have liked the dreary weather as they were very active hunting and eating. There were seagulls eating fish and crabs everywhere. I saw one seagull swallow an entire fish. They usually do that when other birds are around so that the other ones don’t steal the fish from them. Usually the gulls ould pick at the fish to make a hole in the body to get it’s bill into the insides and eat the fish from the inside out. What a way to go.
It was very interesting watching them eat the crabs. The gulls would turn the crabs on their backs and pick at the softer undersides and rip the meat out. They eat the crabs similar to the way they eat the fish.
On to the images. Enjoy!