Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pests

The lesser black-backed gull (Larus fuscus), is a pest in Reykjavík. At some point these large gulls discovered that they could get easy food by going down to the pond in Reykjavík to snatch breadcrumbs from under the beaks of the pigeons, ducks, geese and swans, and by frequenting back alleys where trash containers aren't always properly closed. They also eat most of the chicks hatched by the ducks on the pond. They sometimes wake me up in the morning with their unpleasant screeching, which my cockatiels have unfortunately learned to imitate.





Digital. Taken with my Nikon D7000 camera.

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