Laughing Gulls

Laughing Gulls are common on beaches or in parking lots throughout South Florida and the Eastern Coast of the United States.  As you would probably guess, their name is derived from their raucous laugh-like call.  I been told that they are not really laughing; it’s just the sound of their calls.  But the lively group below sure started “calling” a lot when I took my shirt off at the beach the other day.

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) Juvenile

Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) Adult

This adult found a crust of bread…

…then dropped it in the sand…

…and shared it with his younger compatriot.

Hovering and scanning for an easy meal.

Skimming the bay waters and pulling up a weed.

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2 thoughts on “Laughing Gulls

  1. Love the action in these photos

  2. Thanks. They are an entertaining bunch.

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