Western gulls http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/473/all en Who's Visiting the Pond? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/whos-visiting-pond <p><span>On the tails<span>&nbsp;(</span>mammal and&nbsp;bird&nbsp;tails that is)&nbsp;of last week&#39;s post, I thought I&#39;d continue to focus your attention on our wonderful new pond. Sam Easterson has set up some of his trusty camera traps next to the waterfall to see who might be visiting the pond. Check out the following images to see what he has found so far.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div><span>Nighttime is busy at the pond!</span></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/whos-visiting-pond" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/whos-visiting-pond#comments American Crow birds Black-headed Grosbeak Camera trap cats mammals Mourning Dove Pond Sam Easterson Swainson's Thrush Virginia opossum Warbling Vireo Western gulls Western Kingbird Western Tanager Blog Fri, 11 May 2012 04:27:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 697 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Dumpster Diving Gulls http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/dumpster-diving-gulls <p>It never fails. Every year we have the same problem with dumpster divers. No it's not the hipster artist looking for obscure objects for his next sculpture, and it isn't the local freegan looking for her next luncheon. It's actually Western Gulls, <em>Larus occidentalis</em>.Here's an image I captured on my way back from lunch on my smartphone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/dumpster-diving-gulls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/dumpster-diving-gulls#comments birds Exposition Park seagulls trash Western gulls Blog Sat, 09 Jul 2011 06:37:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 661 at http://www.nhm.org/nature