Gulls over Sydney Harbour Bridge at night

To: Kurtis Lindsay <>
Subject: Gulls over Sydney Harbour Bridge at night
From: Michael Tarburton <>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 13:44:55 +1000
Kurtis asked:
has anyone seen gulls catch an insect on the wing before?

20 years ago Silver Gulls were noticed feeding at night, on insects attracted to brightly lit areas such as car sales yards and atop some of the taller buildings in the CBD. One of the insects they were targeting was the Bogong Moth - breeding in the Melbourne Botanic gardens. Another was the Black Field Cricket.

I published a short note on this in the Australian Bird Watcher Vol 14 (1) March 1991. P. 31. If anyone wants a PDF I am happy to e-mail it to you.


Michael Tarburton



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