Laughing Gull In The Mix

Laughing Gull In The Mix

Loud hysterical laughing. Hear one Laughing Gull and it’s comical, hear a hundred and it hurts.

Laughing Gull In The Mix
Laughing Gull In The Mix

This marshland is about 19 miles (30 km) from the Atlantic Ocean. The Laughing Gull lives along the coast and while it loves the ocean has no issues with feeding in marshes.

Laughing Gull In The Mix
Laughing Gull In The Mix

Above one flies low and grabs a small fish, right between much larger Wood Storks.

Laughing Gull In The Mix
Laughing Gull In The Mix

These Gulls might show up in a small group or in a flock of a hundred. It depends on what they have seen from up high.

Laughing Gull In The Mix
Laughing Gull In The Mix

I enjoy their antics when only a few are around, a large flock is like having all your relatives stop by at the same time.

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    1. You had one for a little while…found this on-line.

      Laughing gulls breed on the Atlantic coast of North America, in the Caribbean, coastal Venezuela and the Pacific coast of Mexico. They are only occasionally seen inland, and are resident on their breeding grounds in the southern part of their range year-round. Birds north of North Carolina typically migrate south for the winter. They are rare vagrants in Britain and western Europe, and have been recorded on at least 10 occasions in Australia. The first New Zealand record was a second-winter bird first identified on 23 December 2016 at the Te Ahiaua Reserve, Waiotahi River estuary, west of Opotiki in the Bay of Plenty. Over the following weeks the same individual was sighted at several points along the coast between the Opotiki wharf and Ohiwa Harbour. A couple living near the Opotiki wharf who fed gulls in their garden reportedly first noticed the bird around the beginning of December 2016.

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