|Photo by Peter Vankevich|
You can read more about this beautiful seagull in Peter's article in the Ocracoke Observer.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is my analysis of a sentence penned by surveyor Jonathan Price in 1795. The sentence reads, "Occacock was heretofore, and still retains the name of, an island. It is now a peninsula; a heap of sand having gradually filled up the space which divided it from the bank." You can read my analysis here: https://www.villagecraftsmen.com/description-occacock-1795/.
It is neat to see those. They look so huge compared to the more common gulls on the island. As a child, I loved the look and sound of the seagulls, because it meant we were back on the island. Then, when I was about 10 years old, gulls starting showing up and staying year round in the parking lots of grocery stores in our town. Pretty interesting, considering I grew up in the mountains of SW Virginia. We were told that they "blew in with a strong wind" and stayed because the parking lots resembled beaches. I don't know if there is any truth to that, but I know they hung around for years afterwards. They weren't quite as charming in the mountains as they were on the coast!ReplyDelete