Can you shed some light on this behavior? I want to answer the question in the column.
Glad you're doing the work on keeping track of unusual sightings.
I have a question about "strange" behavior observed along the waterfront in Edmonds. We live with an excellent view of various water birds flying around above the Edmonds waterfront. Each year we have lived here I have noted that for most of the year no seagulls or other birds perch on the domed roof of the building that is now the museum of NW art. (It was once an antique mall and before that a Safeway store--all before we lived so close.) However, each summer at a certain time the gulls flock to this domed roof in huge numbers, land in the p.m. and stay all night. At mid-morning or so, they depart. They do this over a period of a week or so (I haven't kept a record.) Then--they are gone.
Almost no other gulls--or any birds--land or perch on that roof at all until the next year. I have asked a number of people why. No one seems to know. Is it a different group of gulls, migrating through this area at this specific time? Is it something about the roof or the building at this particular time?
If you have any information on this, I would be so grateful to learn the reason for this occurrence.
Thank you for your help. I appreciate your writings in the Everett Herald.