A gathering of seagulls
Labrador City takes notice of feathered visitors
It’s hard to miss it. For the past couple of weeks there seem to be more and more seagulls around the center of Labrador City than usual.
As a matter of fact, they seem to gather in that area about twice a year. Usually when they arrive after winter, and again in fall just before they leave.
A seagull planning meeting? The Aurora decided to check with someone more knowledgeable.
Bruce Mactavish writes a weekly column called “Winging it” for the Telegram, a SaltWire newspaper in St. John’s. When asked if he could explain this behaviour, Mactavish said seagulls commonly use roofs with large surface areas to rest and sometimes nest, which is a common occurrence in St. John’s.
“In Labrador City it could be gulls in spring and fall migration that take advantage of this safe resting place,” he said.
Seagulls on a roof, their favourite spot to hang out in Labrador City.