Jordan Lake: Black Friday the Gull Way…
Gulls often try to steal each other’s fish and this can lead to some spectacular aerobatics. There are 2 sequences. Keep your eye on the fish … that is what each gull is doing too. In the 1st sequence the gull with the fish is an immature ring-billed gull. The huge dark brown gull that eventually shows up is an immature herring gull. In the second part, the gull with the fish is a ring-billed gull and the fish, ah, well, sometimes the fish gets a second chance.

Ace the osprey had caught a small fish.
He then changed directions in the air to head back to his nest.
An immature herring gull wanted the fish.
Ace tried to hold on to the fish so he could feed his mate Amelia………
to see the full sequence of the struggle, please go to https://flic.kr/p/E3nQ88
WALK8648 03-06-16 @ 18-32-49 Haw River 03-06-16 @ 18-32-49 Haw

WALK582706-03-15 Herring gull

the first time I saw this immature herring gull it was standing beside a ring-billed gull
it made the ring-billed gull look small
it is not common for me to see the herring gull at Jordan Lake