Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull

A bird always around, always on the move.

Laughing Gull
Laughing Gull

This is the ‘winter suit’ of a Laughing Gull. They are known for having a black head, and of course they sound like a loud laugh when calling out.

The Gull was sitting on a trunk waiting as the tide pushed water into the marshes. The Atlantic Ocean is at most 15 miles from this spot. Lowcountry land is near sea level so water moves far inland with the tides. At this particular trunk , during the full moon tide, Dolphin can travel inland and fish right here.

Laughing Gull
Laughing Gull

The ACE Basin here flows into the St. Helena Sound.

St. Helena was most likely named by Spanish explorer Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón around 1520, as part of the Spanish exploration and colonization of the sea islands off the ACE Basin.

2 thoughts on “Laughing Gull”

  1. Ted, I met this gull only once and heard its laugh that was unforgettable and so loud. Love these photos very, very much!

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