A Couple of Squabbles

If you’ve ever heard a bunch of gulls going off at each other then you can probably understand why one of the collective names for a group of gulls is a ‘Squabble’. Here we have two such groups, at the top we have ‘Mew Gulls’ (Larus canus) posing nicely on a log in the Khutzeymateen. One of the smaller gulls found on the BC coast, but what they lack in size, they make up for in noise. Their high pitched ‘mew-mew’ call is quite distinctive and is often what lets you know they’re around first. Down below we have the much larger ‘Glaucous-winged Gull’ (Larus glaucescens), commonly seen throughout BC and seasonally along the northern and southwestern seaboard. A large powerful gull that is equally noisy in a squabble, but much less vocal than the mew gull individually.

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