Saturday, 2 June 2012

Predator of the shore

Here is the Great Black-backed Gull.  This seagull is the biggest in Québec and also the greatest winged predator that the coastal birds have to continuously keep an eye on.  In fact, all the small birds nesting along the shores of the St-Lawrence river are in danger if they do not hide from these outstanding hunters.  The eggs of these seagulls were for a long time very appreciated by the residents of the Lower North Shore, but they are protected nowadays. 
Have a good day. Louis