Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Dubious Nature


This is the Spirit Gull that resides in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, a weird albino that possesses some strange magic that is yet to be fully understood. Since it has absolutely no plumage characteristics, its pretty hard to say what species it actually is, although you can narrow things down a bit using other features. I prefer to not worry about the semantics involved and enjoy it for being the successful freak that it is....most albino birds don't last very long (predators can spot them easily) and this bird is at least 5 years old (it was an adult when it first showed up last winter....large gulls take 4 years to mature). So good on ya Spirit Gull, and do what you think is best.

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