F/13.0, 1/640, ISO 320.
Great Black-backed Gull
Four high school boys afflicted with spring fever skipped morning classes. After lunch they reported to the teacher that they had a flat tire.
Much to their relief she smiled and said, “Well, you missed a test today so take seats apart from one another and take out a piece of paper.”
Still smiling, she waited for them to sit down. Then she said: “First Question: Which tire was flat?”
Interesting Fact: The Great Black-backed Gull is one of many bird species whose feathers were used for fashionable clothing in the 1800s. After the demise of the feather trade in the early 1900s, Great Black-backed Gull populations increased and spread farther south. Garbage dumps and other sources of human refuse have contributed to their range expansion. ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Black-backed_Gull/lifehistory )
Handsome bird .. or should I say model! I wonder how those school boys did 😉
He good question, hehehe. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Happy Blogging! 🙂
Smart teacher! And what a wonderful shot of a bird so familiar to me, having grown up at the beach in San Diego. I now live in the Pacific Northwest (fairly inland) and I am always so surprised when a gull like this shows up on my deck to compete with my crows for the daily breakfast I serve them.
Yes very smart teacher hehehe. I am glad that my photo brought back some memories to you. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Happy Blogging! 🙂