It was a dreary day at Bolsa Chica State Beach, Looking over the heads of Tin Man and Salah, I noticed this seagull dive bombing toward an object and successfully retrieving it in mid-air. Nice catch! Then the gull gained altitude and dropped the object again. Clumsy bird! After a few more repetitions, it finally occurred to me that this was a voluntary activity. The gull was dropping the object and swooping to catch it in the air. As you can imagine, it was difficult to capture the image from about 1/4 mile away. So here you have it - an image of a gull playing with its food.

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