A gath­er­ing of seag­ulls

Labrador City takes no­tice of feath­ered vis­i­tors

The Aurora (Labrador City) - - Front Page - BY MIKE POWER

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.

MIKE POWER — SPE­CIAL TO THE AURORA

Seag­ulls on a roof, their favourite spot to hang out in Labrador City.

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