Date: 9/4/17 12:29 pm From: Alan Kostyniak <akostyniak...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: Re: IBET Ring-billed Gulls Aerial Feeding in Jackson Park
I've noticed that type of activity before, also performed by starlings, especially in the fall, and especially during the days of Indian-Summer like warmth.
Not sure what kind of insects are being consumed, though.
Elk Grove Village
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> On Sep 3, 2017, at 8:26 PM, Hal Cohen <raptorhal3...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
> This evening around 50 Ring-billed Gulls began aerial feeding above Jackson Park. I'm curious if anyone out there knows what type of insect the gulls are feeding on. The gulls would fly about and hesitate with each bite.
> Hal Cohen
> Cook County