|LBBG (2nd cycle). Rainbow Beach. Chicago, IL (Cook County). 13 Dec 2014. Photo by Amar Ayyash.|
Then today, by complete coincidence, Matthew Winks posted this photo on the North American Gulls Facebook Group:
|LBBG (2nd cycle). EastPort Marina. East Peoria, Illinois. 20 December 2014. Photo by Matthew Winks.|
|Chicago, IL. 13 Dec 2014. Photo by Amar Ayyash.|
|East Peoria, IL. 20 Dec 2014. Photo by Matthew Winks.|
Gulls are powerful fliers and very gregarious. They're skilled at finding other gulls that are on to a good food source, and that's likely what this one-and-a-half year old did. It's a great time to be alive where digital cameras, text messaging and the internet allow for information to be exchanged rapidly!