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Wendy Feltham

Port Townsend, WA, United States


Gulls are notorious omnivores. Here on the Olympic Peninsula, I’ve seen our Glaucous-winged Gulls eating starfish, shellfish, octopus, and even seaweed. This gull captivated me when it picked up a whole Heart Cockle. Sometimes gulls drop shellfish onto rocks to crack them open. I think they’ve learned to do this from the crows!

Cockle-eating Glaucous-winged Gull

A Glaucous-winged Gull thinks it can manage to swallow this Heart Cockle whole!

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