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Chicks on the roof

So cute, these little guys. They’re Herring Gull babies who’ve recently hatched from a nest on our warehouse roof. Roof nesting has become a trend in Portland. Nests were spotted on the roof of the art museum, on our neighbors building, and across the street on the news center building, at the base of the satellite tower. Maine’s off-shore islands are the traditional natural habitat for gulls and their nests, so everyone is wondering why they’ve decided to opt for flat roof tops. Note the little ankle bands these little chicks are wearing. This adornment will help scientists to track the fate of these little ones, and the as-for-now unknown effects of roof-dwelling.

2 Responses to “Chicks on the roof”

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Adorable! We have a lot of gulls here on Lake Ontario too, but I haven’t noticed any nesting on roofs.

  2. janice says:

    they are so sturdy looking for all their youth. and a wonderful yarn color don’t you think?

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