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seeing jonathon

Decided to take Jonathon out of the gull closet and give him his own post. Initially, had this as the lead pic in "I want to fly, fly, fly " but changed the order at the last minute, not trusting that blue simplicity was enough :) The images below were taken yesterday at Cherry Beach. There are many species of gulls, none of them actually called a 'seagull', a term popularized by us non-scientists! Think these are herring gulls. The 'acrobats of the sky' can float motionless on wind currents for long periods of time, they are considered highly intelligent and have a highly developed social structure and a mob mentality when it comes to predators. Unlike most animals, they can drink both fresh and salt water as they have a pair of glands above the eyes designed to flush salt from the system via openings in the bill. On average they live 10-15 years but the longest gull life recorded is 49 yrs !!!! "A seagull is an unlimited idea of freedom" says Jonathon. :))

 

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For jot :)

  

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Taken on May 6, 2009