Common gulls nesting at Texel museum


This is a common gull video.

Translated from Ecomare museum on Texel island in the Netherlands (with photos there):

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

At Ecomare, we have had for years a group of special visitors. Since 1999, common gulls nest, first on the roof and now on and around our patio. That’s pretty special, because common gull colonies are normally in remote dune areas. Especially for these birds last year we created special nesting sites so that they can still sit a bit quieter. For several weeks the gulls have been busy again starting to use the nesting sites around Ecomare. It is very nice for the staff and visitors to see these special guests again!

For some years, a common gull couple nested in an Ecomare planter.

Update June 2015: here.

Gulls of the Texel dunes: here.

Commonly despised as noisy despoilers of picnics, gulls are actually adept communicators, model parents, and fierce defenders of their homeland: here.

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