Urban Seagulls, Vol. 1: The Seagulls of Citylink Swamp

Out trekking along Moonee Ponds Creek and Railway Canal, I came across some seagulls taking a drink in their natural urban environment, the swamplands shadowed by the Citylink bridge.  I admired them for awhile, being the seagull fan that I am (really) and this inspired me to start a new, probably fairly sporadic, series called Urban Seagulls.

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You would never expect that there would be seagulls around the corner.

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But… lo and behold… seagulls.

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Frolicking in the swamplands next to Citylink.

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Drinking that tasty-looking water right up.

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After my seagull friends left, I loitered around for a while feeling lonely.

It’s a common myth that seagulls only hang out at beaches.  In the coming weeks, months and maybe even years I will be documenting the gulls who prefer the hustle and bustle of the urban sprawl to the relaxing beaches; who would rather burn their feet on hot cement than on hot sand.  Keep an eye out while you’re eating your hangover Maccas in a park tomorrow after your new year’s eve party benders, the urban seagulls will be out in force – and they will be hungry!

Happy new year and all that jazz.

x Kitten of Doom

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~ by Kitten of Doom on December 31, 2015.

6 Responses to “Urban Seagulls, Vol. 1: The Seagulls of Citylink Swamp”

  1. ‘It’s a common myth that seagulls only hang out at beaches’ … peck, peck, peck…
    Happy New Year

  2. stunning photos.

  3. I notice gulls i think from my survival days because they indicate a water source (usually) or food. You can also find them quite regularly at Northcote Plaza, ( the big car park at coles ), Preston Markets, and also if you really want to trek, they are at MILDURA!!! I think they are able to reach that far inland due to the Murray River, i’m not sure how far along the Murray they would go but if you look on a map you can see how far Mildura is from ocean. great roadtrip BTW 😉 mallee country is so cool.

    PS, i walked on wilsons prom once out onto a rocky island outcrop and there were giant gulls there, maybe 4 times the size of a normal city gull.

  4. Beaut photos. I have also met some black swans on the Moonee Ponds creek, under the Citylink.

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