Thursday, 1 April 2010
Its amazing how adaptable birds can be. I've often seen seagulls that have a broken or twisted leg or even have a foot missing. They don't seem to feel sorry for themselves, they just get on with their daily lives and make do the best they can. But yesterday morning at the Whakatane rivermouth I saw a seagull unlike any bird I've ever seen before. I noticed its erratic flight and i was surprised to see as it got closer that it only had one wing! I only had time to take this one shot but it turned out pretty good. Weird how it could even manage to fly -an incredible survival story!