Re: Silver Gulls breeding in Sydney Harbour at Pyrmont

Subject: Re: Silver Gulls breeding in Sydney Harbour at Pyrmont
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:47:16 +1100
I revisited the Silver Gull colony in Pyrmont on Saturday by kayak.
I spotted about a dozen gulls too young to fly as we cruised around.
I would expect there would be at least as many again not visible.
A number of adults appear to be sitting on nests.

As I understand it, every year a few  Silver Gulls nest on pilings and
moored boats in quieter parts of Sydney Harbour like Homebush Bay,
but this is the first time larger numbers have bred in Sydney since
1992 when there was a colony in derelict barges in Rozelle Bay not
far from Pyrmont.  There is of course a large colony on  Five Islands
off Wollongong.

Andrew Taylor 

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