Gull behaviour

Subject: Gull behaviour
Date: Sat, 2 Nov 1996 15:50:59 +0000
Probably a very basic question, but I don't know the answer. The
other day I saw a number of Silver Gulls flying into the Darwin
Sewage Works, then  fly low over the 'water' (yuk) and dip their
bills in, skimming  for about 20 - 40 metres, very much like
Skimmers. They weren't catching anything, and it seems unlikely to
me that they were drinking (do gulls need to drink?). So what were
they doing?

My wife (not really a birder) says that the people on the birding-aus 
chat line must be Goss-hawks. Maybe she's right.


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