Silver Gull

Larus novaehollandiae

A biologist father explaining the birds & the bees to his son, “one study showed that female Silver Gulls were more likely to allow males to mount them if food was offered to them. They also found that if males didn’t bring enough food during a breeding season, the female Silver Gull found a new mate”.

One gull that was named ‘Steven’ would wait for a signal (one of the crew holding his hand up) and then would fly up to the boat and catch prawns that were thrown into the air for him.