One of my favorite things about birding Jones Beach is how even if there aren’t rare birds around there is still plenty to see. Even when the beach is crowded with swimmers there are still gulls and terns and plovers living their lives, and because they are relatively used to people one can often observe them up close and personal. Such was the case with these adult and juvenile Great Black-backed Gulls.
A big dead fish is apparently a prize worth fighting over. The adult had possession and the juvenile moved in, trying to get a bite. I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story, though there are roll-over captions.