Yes! I have seen this, sort of...with the apple crop that we had this year. There was a smattering of gulls hanging out underneath an apple tree on the golf course chowing down on the apples. We even saw gulls carrying the apples away in their bills. I had never seen this before either until then, but now am not surprised to hear they have a taste for crab apples too!
> On Jan 4, 2016, at 12:33 PM, alison wagner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi Fellow Birders,
> Yesterday Eric Hynes and I did some serious searching for the White-eyed, Yellow-flanked & spectacled, Green-backed, and Otherwise-beautiful Vireo. We did run into a few birders; no one could locate the bird and I can only hope the little one managed to make a break for warmer places in the nick of time...I did, however, discover a new species to science: Treegulls. In a crab apple tree, several gulls looking very similar to Ring-billeds, were chowing down on fruit! What a sight! Has anyone seen that before?!!