Monday, March 28, 2011
Black-tailed Gull in Okinawa, Japan: What's Up With That? (Photos)
SEAGULLS DON'T LIVE ON OKINAWA !
Way back when I was a college student, here, one of my professors told us the reason there are no seagulls on Okinawa. There is something in the coastal waters related to the indigo dyeing process that kills these birds. So, if they followed a ship into port, they need to follow it back to wherever it came from unless they plan on spending the rest of their life on death row.
This bird wasn't near any seaport; no ships in site. I hung around and shot lots of photos, just because I thought it was so unusual to see a seagull in Yomitan Okinawa, Japan.
Well, yesterday I came across this PACIFIC WILDLIFE IMPACT FROM THE JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI article at Matador Change and it got me thinking, maybe these birds know something we don't know.
Why did a Black-tailed Gull decide to move to Okinawa, Japan ? What's up with that ?