Large gulls taking fully grown shorebirds during spring passage in Delaware Bay, USA
Author(s): Clark, J.A., Atkinson, P.W., Dey, A., Gillings, S., Mace, J. & Neima, S.
Published: August 2018 Pages: 3pp
Journal: Wader Study Volume: 125 ( part 2 )
Digital Identifier No. (DOI): 10.18194/ws.00119
Shorebirds and gulls feed on the beaches in Delaware Bay during spring passage, but the shorebirds, although feeding at a very rapid rate, do not normally feed in close vicinity to the large gulls. This note gives in insight in why that is.