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Old 07-01-2019, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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I don't know how long I'll be living here this summer (maybe through to next year - it's all up in the air at this point), but as long as I'm here, I may as well share pictures of the seagulls growing up.

A quick background: all of our city buildings here are flat on top and they're the perfect places for seagulls to raise their chicks. Last year I started to document this, but for some reason, the chicks that hatched last year all died. In fact, it seems like all of them on all the buildings died. The only reason I could think of this happening was because of the wildfire smoke that hung over the area for weeks.

Anyway, I didn't even think the parents would come back to make a new nest this year, but they did! These little guys look to be very young. I'll take pics as they grow for as long as I'm here and maybe this time we'll see some chicks taking flight this year.

Below are some pictures I took this morning. Unfortunately, this is as good as it's gonna get with my camera. One picture is a little blurry, but I included it because one of the gulls is feeding one of the chicks in it.
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:57 AM
 
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Cool!
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:04 AM
 
Location: So Cal
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I don't think I've ever seen baby seagulls. Thanks for showing these, rodentraiser.
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Old 07-02-2019, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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You're welcome. I really hope these survive. Last year's chicks were just starting to fly when they all died. Today is overcast and cool, so the chicks will be staying in the nest all day. I'll take more pics in a couple of days. Then you guys can see how much they've grown. They grow pretty fast.
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:31 PM
 
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Wonderful! I hope they make it this year. Please keep us updated and thanks for the cute pics.
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Old Today, 04:13 PM
 
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Well, it's either been cool enough for the chicks to stay in the nest or I've been super busy. This morning, we have somewhat rainy but warm weather and both chicks were by the back wall of the building. You can see them here with mom (or dad) watching overhead.

The seagulls like this sort of weather because the chicks can run around on the roof and look for things that come out in the rain, like insects, I guess. I caught these pictures just as they were going back to their nest.

Edited to add: it just occurred to me. My photos are showing a little of the Navy base. Do you think they'll come after me? LOL
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Old Today, 05:36 PM
 
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Well, it's either been cool enough for the chicks to stay in the nest or I've been super busy. This morning, we have somewhat rainy but warm weather and both chicks were by the back wall of the building. You can see them here with mom (or dad) watching overhead.

The seagulls like this sort of weather because the chicks can run around on the roof and look for things that come out in the rain, like insects, I guess. I caught these pictures just as they were going back to their nest.

Edited to add: it just occurred to me. My photos are showing a little of the Navy base. Do you think they'll come after me? LOL
Good to know they are still alive and running around.
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