Crab-Eating Gull

In search of our Snowy Owl (who seems to have disappointingly disappeared) around the Kent Narrows, I spotted this juvenile Ring-billed Gull feasting on a female Chesapeake Bay blue crab on a dock at one of the local marinas.

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At one point, I told the juvenile I was jealous that it was still eating crabs this late in the season.

So the generous gull made me an offer!

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“Here, you want some?”

I declined with thanks for his offer AND the photo op,
but so wished that I really was home pickin’ at a pile of crabs!

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 If you love seafood & have never had a Chesapeake Bay blue crab (they turn orange when cooked), crab cake or meal made with authentic Chesapeake Bay blue crab meat, you seriously don’t know what you’re missing!
🙂

 

 

33 thoughts on “Crab-Eating Gull

  1. Looks like he had a good meal! As for me, believe it or not I care about them & think they have the ability to suffer, as do other crustaceans (lobster) & fish as well. I don’t eat crabs (or any seafood) anymore but when I did I wasn’t crazy about it & very picky about which parts I ate.

    • St Mary’s County is gorgeous; the Potomac & Patuxent Rivers are both awesome rivers to boat, we’ve boated the CBay & rivers for 25 years, trying crab cakes everywhere. If you recall Solomon’s Island, Stoney’s restaurant (3 locations) has the best on the Bay! It’s 1 1/2 hrs from us by car or boat, a great day trip destination. 🙂

  2. I was very disappointed. I thought from a quick glance at the title that I was going to see a crab eating a gull. Ah well, your great shots made up for it.

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