Friday, April 2, 2010

a bird's fashion sense

Just yesterday, I got a chuckle out of seeing the new 2010 spring collection from Mr. Mallard. It doesn't seem to be an isolated incident, however. During this, the most blustery day in recent memory, D and I decided to confront the wind in White Rock. At the pier, while watching a juvenile gull try to get pickings from a sea star.





I noticed an odd looking adult.




Only after viewing this on my computer did I realize the pickle that this guy is in. Swallowing the thing would be the easy part...I can only imagine his pain in about 12 hours.

3 comments:

Susannah (Wanderin' Weeta) said...

Thanks for the link!

My stomach hurts in sympathy with that poor gull. Imagine the starfish trying to chew his way out!

Owww!

Konrad said...

huh? they're not supposed to eat starfish?

Tim said...

Sea birds aren't really that discriminating on their diet, actually, plastics being a well known example. Without flashy colours, a starfish must have something else that makes it edible in a gull's mind. Maybe an alluring taste?