Large gulls taking fully grown shorebirds during spring passage in Delaware Bay, USA
144 – 146
15 October 18
Jacquie A. Clark, Phil W. Atkinson, Amanda Dey, Simon Gillings, Jack Mace, Sarah Neima
Jacquie A. Clark
BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2PU, UK
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.