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A Juvenile Herring Gull On Stratton Island Readies For Takeoff

Herring gulls are found nesting on many of the Project Puffin islands off the coast of Maine. Known as an opportunistic feeder, in Maine their numbers have been very successful. They are often seen swarming around the lobster and fishing vessels as they scavenge the old bait and rejected catch that is tossed overboard.

Photos Courtesy of Janine Parziale