These birds forage in flight or pick up objects while swimming, walking or wading. They also steal food from other birds and frequently scavenge. They are omnivorous; their diet may include insects, fish, grain, eggs, earthworms and rodents. These birds are opportunistic and have adapted well to taking food discarded or even left unattended by people. It is regarded as a pest by many beach-goers because of its willingness to steal unguarded food on highly crowded beaches
Taken at Andrew Hayden Park in Ottawa,Ont,Canada with Canon 40D and 300 2.8 lens

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  • Kristy  Dorris
    Kristy Dorrisover 4 years ago

    Wow Jim, Beautiful capture. The clarity is stunning. I love the red ring around the eye

  • Thanks Kristy…the eye ring makes the shot I think

    – Jim Cumming

    WOBBLYMOLover 4 years ago

    excellent portrait, amazing details

  • Thanks Wobblymol

    – Jim Cumming

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    A fabulous capture!!!!

  • Thank you very much Lorilee

    – Jim Cumming

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture, Jim! Very nicely done!

  • Thank you Mike

    – Jim Cumming

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and eye!!

  • Thank you Deborah

    – Jim Cumming

  • Jon Lees
    Jon Leesover 4 years ago

    This is a lovely shot Jim, we get these as occasional lost visitors and i do have a nice pic on film from a few years ago but i’ve never got that close, good job, Jon

  • Thanks Jon

    – Jim Cumming

  • AudGirv
    AudGirvover 4 years ago

    What a great close up. Looks like he/she dipped their bill in the ink pot

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