On a recent trip to western NY I observed Ring-billed Gulls flocking to
crabapple trees to gorge on the fruit. It was interesting to see them
almost hover as they plucked fruit right from the branches!
So Glens Falls
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Subject: [VTBIRD] gulls as fruit eaters
Not Vermont gulls, but several years ago I stood on a porch in Puerto
Penasco, Mexico and tossed papaya rinds to the many gulls flying on the
beach below. They snatched the pieces in mid-air and there was nothing left
when I finished my breakfast and they the leavings.