Is the most common gull around the Great Lakes area different from what gull hangs out around the Carolinas coastal waters?
I have fond childhood memories of feeding the gulls at Myrtle Beach. Now as a grown-ass adult I have recently moved to western Michigan, and there are HUGE seagulls around here.
Things are bigger in childhood memories, right? If I’m seeing the same birds now, they should seem comparatively itty-bitty … but the gulls here look like they could fly off with me and/or simply eat me!
Neither are laughing gulls - I know them and their hooded heads. (And, naturally, their rather paranoia inducing cry. Who’s laughing at me?!?) These birds here make the same typical seagull call I remember from Myrtle Beach - raucous, LOUD chants, especially when tasty food has been procured.