Gull drops mussel on rock


This 14 December 2018 video shows a young gull dropping a mussel from the sky to break the shell on a hard rock, in order to be able to feed on its contents. At the end of the video, a turnstone.

Martien van Beekveld made the video on the Brouwersdam causeway in the Netherlands. He saw more gulls doing this.

It is a bit like bearded vultures dropping bones from the sky on rocks, to be able to feed on the marrow inside the bones.

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Help blackbirds in your garden, video


This 26 January 2019 Dutch video is about blackbirds in gardens. It shows ideas on how to help these birds.

Blackbirds may get 23 years old, though most don’t reach that age.