|Subject:||Silver Gulls breeding in Sydney Harbour at Pyrmont|
|From:||Mark Young <>|
|Date:||Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:47:06 +1100|
A couple of weeks ago there was 60+ Silver Gulls roosting at Long Reef, along with over 120 Crested Terns.
In amongst the gulls I saw 11 with some juvenile feathers. 6 of them were the same as of this bird http://bit.ly/rI65bb
I wondered at the time if they were local birds, or if they had come from afar. I guess if they are breeding in the inner city it might well be possible that they are local, but how could you tell for sure?
I also got to see some of the Terns mating. This happened 6 times in the span of an hour. On 3 separate occasions a Crested Tern would fly in with a small thin fish. Once it was chased by a Silver gull, another time it was crowded by 3 other Crested Terns drooping their wings and following it around, (going on the colour of the feathers it looked to be not an adult), and I can't remember what happened to the 3rd one.
On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 2:47 PM, Andrew Taylor <> wrote:
I revisited the Silver Gull colony in Pyrmont on Saturday by kayak.
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