Wednesday, August 31, 2011

You're a Long Way From the Sea, Gulls!

Their 
orange beaks 
- a striking contrast 
to their white and gray feathers - 
open wide 
to let out 
shrieks 
and 
cries,
shrill 
and 
piercing,
 that echo 
through
the parking lot 
miles and miles 
from the sea.  

These seagulls 
scavenge 
in 
the desert.


©2011, Bridget Magee

1 comment:

  1. I always loved looking for the red spot on the side of the beak, signaling a juvenile.
    Don't you see seagulls in MN and WS? Haven't seagulls gotten like grackles--seen everywhere?

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