Photo Submission

Submitted By

Janine Schutt

Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA, United States

Description

While counting birds at the Brownsville Marina near Bremerton, I came upon this unexpected herring gull that had found the sweet spot for clams. Several times the gull plucked an unsuspecting clam from the shallow water, then flew a stone’s throw away and shared it with an eager immature herring gull. The adult would then return to the same spot and repeat the process. It was fun to watch and photograph the behavior.

Category

Species

Herring Gull With A Clam