Friday, October 10, 2008

Thoughts and Ramblings...

(Image from Wikipedia)

I must look funny today. I've received funny looks from about 4 co-workers already this morning. And I really thought brown went with purple......well, I'm not going home to change now.

I learned something new on my walk to work today too....Seagulls are gross. For some reason, I didn't know seagulls were omnivorous....maybe I knew but just not in a practical way....I mean, they ate sandwhich meat and picnic foods and bread, but that's all I knew. On my walk, the seagulls were pretty noisy above me. I dodged them carefully (because of a previous engagement with them....I knew to look out for "bombs" from above....they aren't always as pretty in groups as they seem on TV or gotta watch out for "splats"). As I looked up, I heard a big "plop," and I thought, "Uh oh..." but it wasn't what I thought it was. It was actually something they were eating and fighting over. (Sorry for the gross out factor here) To my surprise, I noticed it was another little bird...a sparrow (dead already)!

Like I said, I didn't know, in a practical way, that seagulls ate other birds. :(
So, in my new-found curiosity, I have looked up these wonderful facts for you about Seagulls....enjoy:

  • Seagulls nest on the ground
  • They will eat live food (often fish and crabs...and now we know, birds)
  • They are actually coastal birds, not sea birds
  • They like crowds, nesting in colonies
  • They lay 2-3 eggs
  • Seagulls can drink both salt and fresh water
  • They live 5-15 years
  • Some do migrate in the winter
  • They are found as far north as Alaska and down to Mexico

Here are some internet links to bird facts:

1 comment:

Keren said...

Ewww. :) thats very educational though. by the way, I think that purple and brown go together.


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