Date: 8/29/19 3:20 pm From: linda pivacek <lpivacek...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gulls galore and flying ants
This is the day/early evening that the flying ants hatch and hundreds of gulls swirl around to catch them. I see this each year from our house in Little Nahant. And happened to see this awesome sight again at 5:10pm today.
It takes me by surprise each year since it just happens for a sudden 1-2 hours then over. Also the gulls are joined by dragon flies predating the ants.
Maybe it will be still be going tomorrow.. a special natural event.
Perhaps an entomologist would provide info via Massbird.