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Laughing gulls are hatching - The Galveston County Daily News : Outdoors

January 28, 2015

Laughing gulls are hatching

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:57 am | Updated: 10:30 am, Mon Jun 2, 2014.

CORRECTION: The "black-headed gulls" mentioned and pictured here actuality are laughing gull, colloquially, but incorrectly, referred to as black headed gull, which nest mainly in Europe and Asia and can migrate as far as the U.S. east coast.

The black-headed gull is one of the most common birds in our marshes. Many of the islands and oyster reefs in Galveston Bay are currently occupied by flocks of squawking gulls, soaring in a wall of defense when a boat or person approaches too closely.

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