Friday, June 19, 2009
Competition for resources
The Canada Geese and the gulls in Vilas Park usually gather separately and pretty much ignore each other. But when people start throwing food into their midst, as someone was doing with a big bag of stale bread and old rolls yesterday afternoon, inter-species competition ensues. The gulls more than hold their own against the geese. These three goslings had their eye on the prize, a nice fat dinner roll. But before they could make their move, a gull came streaking through the air and scooped it right up. They never knew what hit them.