Flappers!

The two gull chicks at the Culinary nest were quite active this morning, exploring the balcony they were born on. Here’s on of them testing out their wings.

Flappers!

Flappers!

The perennial question…

“What is this and can we eat it?”

The perennial question...

The perennial question...

Ferrari nest

No sign of chicks here yet, although I didn’t stay long observing.

Ferrari nest

Ferrari nest

Design nest

Here’s the best photo so far of the Design nest. No chicks spotted here yet either.

Design nest

Design nest

Restaurant nest

It seems to be another day of incubating, with no visible signs of chicks yet here either.

Restaurant nest

Restaurant nest

Grassy nest

Another day of waiting…

Grassy nest

Grassy nest

Chimney nest

Things are quiet here, with mom or dad incubating in the shade.

Chimney nest

Chimney nest

Crossfit nest

I made it out to the Burrard Street Bridge today to check up on some nesting locations I saw last year. I was pleased to see this spot was active again with a nesting pair. Located on to of a gym, I’ve decided this will be named Crossfit nest.

Crossfit nest

Crossfit nest

Crossfit nest, zoomed out

This spot is a little challenging to photograph, but here’s a photo showing more of the site. Both mom and dad were present this morning. Looking at these photos now, I have to appologize – I wasn’t paying much attention to my camera’s settings and the highlights are blown out on all the photos that follow.

Crossfit nest, zoomed out

Crossfit nest, zoomed out

Clipper nest #1

These next photographs aren’t great, but they are rather interesting in that both nests are on the same rooftop. Generally gulls try to keep their nests far apart from one another, as a big part of nestling mortality is caused by other gulls – they are extremely territorial and will not hesitate to kill a chick that wanders into it’s space.

This is the only set of nests I’ve seen on the same rooftop and I’m curious to watch what unfolds. They are at least 100 feet away from other another, so I don’t expect too many issues.

Clipper nest #1

Clipper nest #1

Clipper nest #2

The second nest on the Clipper building rooftop.

Clipper nest #2

Clipper nest #2

Until next time…